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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 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 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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The Ultimate Potting Shed

A veteran Minneapolis garden writer transforms the breezeway between her house and garage into a dream potting shed. Read her tips and ideas for organizing the perfect potting shed.
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How to Build a Wall of Potted Herbs

Create a tasteful (and tasty!) privacy screen along a sunny deck or patio with a wall of potted herbs. You can build it in a few days­—and snip flavor all summer long.
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How To: Make Chalkboard Plant Markers

These creative chalkboard plant markers make the perfect gift for your gardening friends, and they?re super easy to make!
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How to Make a Sphere from Dogwood Cuttings

Twist colorful redtwig or yellow twig dogwood cuttings around woody vines to create earthy garden decor in minutes.
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15 Easy Midwest Groundcovers

Keep weeds at bay and boost your garden’s appeal with these easy-to-grow groundcovers for the Midwest.