Garden Ideas & Inspiration

Our gardening guides will help you select plants, make a raised bed, create garden art, design a garden path, tackle quick-and-easy garden projects and save time in your garden.

These Composting Tips Will Transform Your Garden

Turn over a new leaf (and some old ones) this spring by starting a compost pile. It’s a gift that keeps on giving to your garden—and the Earth. Here's how and why you should compost.
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Create A Meditation Garden With Plants Like These

You can meditate in any outdoor space—even your backyard. Learn more about plants that stimulate your senses through color, scent and texture.
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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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25 Top Easy-Care Plants for Midwest Gardens

Plant these low-maintenance perennials and shrubs—including hostas, peonies, yarrow, daylilies, catmint and switchgrass—for a carefree Midwest garden.
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20 Tough Trees for Midwest Lawns

Whether you’re looking for small ornamental trees or taller shade trees, here are 20 ideas for trouble-free trees that will thrive in the Midwest.
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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.