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Bouquets of Joy From U-Pick Flower Farms

Snip, sniff, say aah—U-pick flower fields provide more than just fresh bouquets.

8 Ways to Use Tough, Versatile Sedges In Your Garden

This under-appreciated grass-like perennial can be a lawn alternative, a groundcover, a border, a container plant and more.

A Dramatic Border of Silver-Tone Plants

An all-silver palette of plants in varying shapes, sizes and textures can create a dramatic border for your garden. An Ohio garden pro shows how to get the look.

Beautiful Floating Mandalas Are So Easy to Create

Floating floral displays called mandalas make a fun and rewarding summer project for both adults and kids. Just fill a container with water; cut flower heads, petals and leaves; then arrange in a pattern on the water. See ideas from an Ohio garden pro for floating mandalas and other Earth art, plus get step-by-step instructions to create your own.
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How to Create a Low-Maintenance Gravel Garden

Are you done pulling weeds? Try gravel gardening—a new technique that’s low-maintenance and Earth-friendly. Here's what a Wisconsin pro recommends.

How to Bring Belle Isle Garden’s Beauty To Your Own Backyard

Created by a world-class designer, this new garden at Belle Isle Park in Detroit offers plenty of ideas to make your outdoor spaces pretty and pollinator friendly.

Up Your Houseplant Game With These Amazing Dish Gardens

You long ago mastered philodendrons. Succulents are old hat. Even your fiddle-leaf is still fiddling along. The next step in your houseplant journey: mixing plants to create indoor landscapes in pots.