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How to Edit Your Garden to Reflect Your Sense of Style
Is your landscape looking tired or overgrown? Did you inherit a flowery, all-pink garden that doesn't fit your own minimalist aesthetic? It may be time for a garden edit.
How to Layer Textures in a Fall Garden for Maximum Visual Interest
Make your garden shine in autumn by thinking in top-to-bottom tiers of color.
Midwest Plants for Small-Space Greenery and Color
In her small Detroit backyard, botanical artist Lisa Waud plants a leafy foundation, then selectively accents with pops of color and vertical climbers.
Midwest Plants for Beautiful Fall Color
Create a striking autumnal palette in the garden with these pleasing varieties. 
Fall Vegetable Gardening Guide
It's not too late! Use this guide to reap the benefits of homegrown veggies this fall.
10 of the Coolest Houseplant Shops in the Midwest
These one-of-a-kind spots offer rare plant varieties, unique gifts, rental services, classes and more. 
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Shade Landscaping Ideas for Midwest Gardens
Dry soil and low light—two gardening ills, and often, they plague one problematic spot. An Indianapolis pro prescribes solutions.
10 Easy Ways to Be a Greener Gardener
If you're growing plants, you're already on your way to helping the planet be a greener place. Here's how to make an even greater impact.
Want to Attract Pollinators to Your Garden? Here's What to Plant for Gorgeous Color (and Visitors) All Spring

As days warm, the season's first pollinators emerge—and they're hungry. Welcome them with a hearty buffet of spring bulbs.