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Summer gardening

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Succulents are easy to grow, stingy with water and rich in texture and shape. Here are 10 of our top choices for sedums and other hardy succulents that thrive in the Midwest.
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Maybe there are no dumb questions, but some may seem so basic you hesitate to ask. Relax--you're not alone (and if you read the answers here, no one will know).
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They can resemble peonies, water lilies, cactus flowers or orchids. With more than 50,000 variations in size, form and color and with blooms from June until frost, dahlias are a late-season gardener...
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Grow a feast even in a small space with containers of vegetables, herbs and edible flowers.
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Get a great container garden look in minutes by mixing a favorite plant with just two other kinds. Buy extra of one of them for a smaller matching pot.
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Make one of these 10 miniature water gardens in just minutes.
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Succulents make excellent container plants because they're easy to grow and need almost no care. Check out our 14 ideas for succulent containers.
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Recycle flea-market finds, wooden boxes, garden accessories, kitchen bowls and more into fun container gardens.
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Fast, fabulous and fun, container gardens add zing to any deck, patio or yard. Check out our ideas for pretty plant combinations just right for the Midwest.
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The only difficult thing about daylilies is choosing which ones to grow.

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