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Gardening in miniature brings whimsy and imagination to any space. Here are some tips for how to create your own fairy garden.
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Create plant identification markers that are the finishing touch for your vegetable or flower garden.
Cut flower arranging
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Imagine a garden that yields armfuls of color all summer long, enough for bud vases in the guest room, centerpieces on the table and just-because gifts for friends. Our creative director, Kylee...
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If you’ve ever watered a pot of chives, you’ve grown alliums (aka ornamental onions). Now meet the rest of the family.
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Create a tasteful (and tasty!) privacy screen along a sunny deck or patio with a wall of potted herbs. You can build it in a few days­—and snip flavor all summer long.
Grape hyacinth
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Does your garden just need a pop of purple? Click or tap ahead for some of our favorite purple plants for Midwest gardens.
How To Make a Moss Dish Garden
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Moss dish gardens allow you to get up close and personal with a lush green landscape. Our step-by-step instructions get you started, and 6 dish garden designs with complete plant lists give you...
8 Miniature Flower Arrangements You'll Love
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We're thinking small with fun ways to display those itsy-bitsy blooms.
How To Create a Vertical Garden
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Vintage frames accent nature's own living artwork in these beautiful DIY projects.
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Easy-to-grow basil will thrive in a sunny window or garden spot. Try different varieties so you can experiment with adding lemony, peppery or even cinnamon-like flavor to dishes.

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