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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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Spotlight the variety in your garden by creating a stunning fresh-cut bouquet in minutes.
Desert dish garden
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See how to make a desert dish garden that'll thrive in your home all year long.
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Horticulturist Gail Estka considers containers an art form in her Illinois yard. See how she creates drama with tropical plants and trees as well as texture, foliage and color schemes.
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These Midwest-friendly cultivars, recommended by the West Michigan Dahlia Society, put on a stunning show from midsummer to first frost.
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Whether you’re looking for small ornamental trees or taller shade trees, here are 20 ideas for trouble-free trees that will thrive in the Midwest.

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