Teresa Woodard
Teresa Woodard

Teresa Woodard

Teresa Woodard is contributing garden editor at Midwest Living where she covers everything from houseplants and bonsai to daffodils and peonies. A lifelong Ohioan (except for her college days studying journalism at Indiana University), she gardens on two acres outside Columbus. She also teaches youth about growing food at an urban community garden and is working on a book project about American garden design. She loves hiking with her German short-haired pointer and traveling to favorite garden destinations.
This under-appreciated grass-like perennial can be a lawn alternative, a groundcover, a border, a container plant and more.
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Explore a historic Dutch town packed with thousands of vibrant tulips, a Great Lakes island brimming with fragrant lilacs and more. 
Outside may still be cold, but an uplifting tropical escape awaits visitors at each of these destinations.
We talked with Jared Hughes, co-owner of Groovy Plants Ranch near Columbus, about 11 sculptural plants guaranteed to bring personality to your home.
Author Lisa Eldred Steinkopf shares how to make blooms last longer—and repeat.
In a new book, the founder of Ohio Tropics celebrates houseplants and unravels the mysteries of their care.
Cut flowers are a creative medium for artist Karina Castellon.
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Is your landscape looking tired or overgrown? Did you inherit a flowery, all-pink garden that doesn't fit your own minimalist aesthetic? It may be time for a garden edit.
Cut flowers are a creative medium for artist Karina Castellon.
Is your landscape looking tired or overgrown? Did you inherit a flowery, all-pink garden that doesn't fit your own minimalist aesthetic? It may be time for a garden edit.
Make your garden shine in autumn by thinking in top-to-bottom tiers of color.
In her small Detroit backyard, botanical artist Lisa Waud plants a leafy foundation, then selectively accents with pops of color and vertical climbers.
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A retired doctor in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has spent a decade crafting his wooded landscape. Each falll, he relishes the warmth and color of his garden masterpiece.
Create a striking autumnal palette in the garden with these pleasing varieties. 
It's not too late! Use this guide to reap the benefits of homegrown veggies this fall.
This masterpiece in Indiana dates to the 1950s – and it's packed with dreamy design inspiration.
Use these varieties to boost your mood and add another dimension to your garden.
Dry soil and low light—two gardening ills, and often, they plague one problematic spot. An Indianapolis pro prescribes solutions.
If you're growing plants, you're already on your way to helping the planet be a greener place. Here's how to make an even greater impact.
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A veteran flower farmer shares her go-to picks for lasting color, texture and variety.
Your plants deserve a vacation too! An Ohio expert shares how to make the transition as smooth as possible.
An expert explains this rugged, low-maintenance garden style and shares advice for starting your own rock garden at home—even if you have a small space.
Gather friends and create these cheery kokedama with pots of store-bought daffodils.
At his Ohio farmhouse, Nick McCullough creates order and elegance in wide-open spaces.
As days warm, the season's first pollinators emerge—and they're hungry. Welcome them with a hearty buffet of spring bulbs.
You long ago mastered philodendrons. Succulents are old hat. Even your fiddle-leaf is still fiddling along. The next step in your houseplant journey: mixing plants to create indoor landscapes in pots.