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Learn about what plants to grow in the Midwest and see beautiful Midwest gardens. Use our tips to choose flowers, create container gardens, design a garden and tackle easy garden projects.

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A Prairie-Style Yard in All 4 Seasons
See what a Nebraska gardener's prairie-style yard looks like around the year in our short video.
Why You Should Consider A Prairie-Style Yard
A Nebraska gardener advocates for more prairie—and less lawn—to support wildlife across the Midwest.
Take Your Garden to New Heights with Clematis
Dubbed the Queen of Climbers, clematis starts humble. But once rambling up a trellis and thick with flowers, this perennial is, indeed, regal. New varieties come in many colors with longer bloom times, and in sizes from 2 to 20 feet.
Bouquets of Joy From U-Pick Flower Farms
Snip, sniff, say aah—U-pick flower fields provide more than just fresh bouquets.
Digging Into History at Minnesota’s Glensheen Mansion
By her own admission, Emily Ford was an unlikely pick to be head gardener at Glensheen Mansion in Minnesota. But she is thriving—and so are the acres of vegetables and blooms she nurtures.
8 Ways to Use Tough, Versatile Sedges In Your Garden
This under-appreciated grass-like perennial can be a lawn alternative, a groundcover, a border, a container plant and more.
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A Dramatic Border of Silver-Tone Plants
An all-silver palette of plants in varying shapes, sizes and textures can create a dramatic border for your garden. An Ohio garden pro shows how to get the look.

Discover an Urban Oasis at Midwest Public Gardens

When you want to give city life the slip, public gardens await. Watch koi swirl in a pond. See a rare lily bloom in a glassy pool. Find out what grows in the cool of a streambed. Learn a lot—or just sit a spell and soak in the calm.