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How to make a tiny terrarium
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Whether you make terrariums for your home or for gifts, these petite gardens are sure to be a hit. Planting is simple, and twine, a leaf, and a sweet fabric flower add a pretty finishing touch.
Vertical garden
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Tight on space? Sick of bugs and weeds? Give your garden a lift by going vertical with a living wall, vertical planter or trellis.
Best groundcovers for the Midwest
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Keep weeds at bay and boost your garden’s appeal with these easy-to-grow groundcovers for the Midwest.
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Here’s how to create a simple pond in a pot so you can enjoy water lilies on a sunny deck or patio.
Street-Sign Window Box
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Pair a vintage street sign with a salvaged container for a window box brimming with charm. Follow our step-by-step instructions for this DIY project.
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These creative chalkboard plant markers make the perfect gift for your gardening friends, and they’re super easy to make!
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Create a nontraditional bouquet from the bounty of your garden.
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A colorful cottage garden in a big container will thrive throughout the summer.
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These reader-favorite container gardens, Midwest plant picks and yard designs will inspire your gardening plans.
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Summer squash growers, has this happened to you? One week you’re admiring a clump of sturdy green vines sprinkled with blossoms. The next week you’re looking at a...

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