Garden

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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Top Landscape Design Trends in 2020

What will define outdoor spaces in 2020? The National Association of Landscape Professionals gives its list of top trends, including more personalized gardens and multi-season functionality.
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How to Force Paperwhites

Chase away the winter blues with green. Growing paperwhite bulbs indoors is a simple, inexpensive way to gain a jump start on Mother Nature.
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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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The Midwest Lilac Almanac

Their pastel blooms last only a few fleeting weeks each year. But when you bury your face in a sweet-smelling bunch … bliss. The smell of springtime could hardly be lovelier—or easier to grow.