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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Easy Winter Planters You’ll Love

Bring joy to the world (or your porch, at least) with easy, illuminated winter containers that let nature sing.
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A Little Slice of (Backyard) Heaven

Flour meets flowers when a pizza-baking husband and a bloom-loving wife design their dream patio garden.
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How to Care for Succulents

Succulents have always been a favorite for the plant-challenged because they require little water. But they’re also lookers, with sculptural forms and irresistible personalities. Here's a rookie's guide to succulents, from the owners of one very groovy Ohio succulent nursery.
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9 Tips for Growing Basil

You probably plant basil in a pot or herb garden every year, trimming leaves for bruschetta or sprigs for pesto. But there are dozens more varieties than common sweet or Genovese basil, many with foliage and flowers pretty enough to earn a spot in your landscape.
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Creative Containers for Succulents

Give your succulents a home in planters with character. Just add soil, water and plants.
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9 Stylish Birdhouses and Feeders Perfect for the Midwest

Never mind the birds. We’re all a-flutter over these stylish houses and feeders, each handcrafted in the Midwest.
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How to Attract Butterflies to Your Garden

Turn your backyard into a flying circus with annuals and perennials that butterflies can’t resist. An Illinois garden offers lessons in wooing nature’s winged wonders.
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How to Plant, Grow and Care for Dahlias

Available in thousands (really) of variations, dahlias bloom well into fall—and with just a little post-frost work, can survive for an encore come spring.