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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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7 Bold Basils to Grow at Home

Easy-to-grow basil will thrive in a sunny window or garden spot. Try different varieties so you can experiment with adding lemony, peppery or even cinnamon-like flavor to dishes.
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How to Make a Living-Roof Birdhouse

Here's a bird-friendly DIY project just in time for spring.