Miniature Fairy Garden

Combining drought-tolerant succulents, Cotswold cottages, and elevated beds will lend easy inspection of the wee landscaping of a miniature garden.

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The Best Drought-Tolerant Perennials

When summer heat kicks in, rely on these drought-tolerant plants to hold their own -- and still look beautiful.

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Heat-Loving Container-Garden Plants

The dog days of summer can turn your gorgeous container gardens into a crispy mess. Try these plants that take the heat for color all season long.

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Summer Garden Maintenance Checklist

Summer is a gardener¿s busiest season. If you¿re short on time or not sure what to do, follow this easy summer gardening checklist to keep your lawn and garden in great shape all season long.

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Throw a Garden Party

Greet the season with friends, flowers, and ice cream floats! Featuring pretty paper blooms and a blushing peach punch, this lovely garden gathering will have you celebrating summer in style.

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Creating Succulent Containers

Succulent gardens are low maintenance and make great container gardens -- they can withstand heat, neglect, and direct sunlight. Learn tips and tricks to create a gorgeous succulent container garden.

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Top Plants that Thrive in Clay

Clay soil makes gardening tough. It's slippery when wet, and it bakes solid when dry. Here are 25 beautiful plants that grow well in clay.

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Gardening in the Midwest

If you garden in the Midwest, do you know when to plan, when to plant, and when to harvest? Have you ever been stumped about the right time to fertilize, deadhead, or mulch? Check out our month-by-month calendar of tasks and suggestions for gardening in the Midwest. You'll find helpful reminders as well as insights into the best times to take care of everything in the garden. After that, move on to our ideas for plant selections. Start with fragrance, for example: Add soothing scents to your spaces with these top plants for smell. You can also grow your own fruit trees in the Midwest -- if you pick the right varieties; these varieties offer great-tasting harvests. Native plants are a favorite from region to region, and the Midwest is no exception; try these low-maintenance charmers. A garden is no good if deer chomp through it; discourage them with favorite plants that deer keep off the menu. If you're looking to add beauty to your spaces, find inspiration in a few of our favorite Midwest gardens, including a colorful cottage space and a shady landscape styled by a self-taught gardener.

Design Lessons from a Minnesota Shade Garden

Get ideas for making your yard more beautiful with tips from a self-taught...

Top Deer-Resistant Plants of the Midwest

Don't let deer destroy your garden or landscape. Grow these plants to send the...

Create a Country Garden

Get design ideas for creating a cute country-style garden from reader...

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Choose these easy-to-grow perennials for a bold, beautiful garden all summer...

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Add low-maintenance beauty to your yard with these tough native plants.

Lawn-Care Calendar for the Midwest

Use our lawn-care calendar to help you have a beautiful lawn all season long.

Top Flowering Shrubs for the Midwest

Pretty, long-blooming shrubs are a perfect fit for gardens old and new. Check...

Top Drought-Tolerant Perennials for the Midwest

Ensure drought doesn't interfere with your garden by selecting these beautiful...

Top Roses for the Midwest

Ensure success with beautiful roses by picking the right varieties for your...

Best of the Midwest Landscape Plants

These plants merit the attention of gardeners in the lower Midwest. Each has...

Top Fruit Trees for the Midwest

These trees promise to provide lots of great-tasting fruit at harvest time.

August Gardening Tips for the Midwest

High summer brings delicious vegetable harvests and outstanding flower power...

Great Plants for Midwest Gardens

These easy-care plants are hardy and beautiful. Their award-winning...

A Colorful Cottage Garden

This Midwestern gardener created a beautiful cottage-style landscape in a smal...

Easy Flowers that Hold Up to Summer Heat in the Midwest

Let the prairie be your inspiration for a terrific summer display that stands...

Best Plants for Butterflies for Midwest Gardens

These plants will play host to a plethora of butterflies in your Midwest garden.

July Gardening Tips for the Midwest

Summer in the Midwest garden brings relaxing days and a bounty of harvest, fro...

Best Fragrant Flowers for the Midwest

Here are a few surefire ways to add sweet scents to your Midwest garden.

Best Fall Flowers for the Midwest

These fabulous flowers enliven the garden with late-season color and interest

Best Early-Spring Flowers for the Midwest

Use these reliable bloomers to welcome spring to your Midwest garden.

June Gardening Tips for the Midwest

Finish up planting and settle into the pleasant rhythm of summertime garden...

April Gardening Tips for the Midwest

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Best Plants for Attracting Birds in the Midwest

These plants native to the Midwest provide abundant food and shelter for birds.

Plant Fabulous Fall Color: The Best Plants for the Midwest

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