The Best Flowers for Wet Soil

Turn a wet, poorly drained spot in your yard into a colorful landscape feature with these perennial flowers and ornamental grasses.

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Fall Veggies to Plant Now

Grow these cool-season vegetables and herbs to extend your garden's harvests in spring and fall. This list of vegetables includes seasonal vegetables, green vegetables, non-starchy vegetables, winter vegetables, green leafy vegetables, fall vegetables and more.

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Improve Poor Drainage

Follow these tips to transform a poorly drained area into an easy-care garden.

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Tips and Tricks to Keep Plants Blooming

Deadheading is a popular practice ¿ but do you know all the ways to keep flowers on your plants longer? Follow these easy tips for keeping your favorite shrubs and flowers blooming longer.

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Top Plant Picks for Late-Summer Color

Keep the color coming on strong through the end of the growing season with these easy-care, reliable annuals and perennials.

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Plan for a Gorgeous Fall Landscape

See how two great gardeners -- one on the East Coast and one on the West -- created knock-your-socks-off fall yards -- and learn how you can do the same.

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Best Plants for Rock Gardens

Transforming an unsightly slope or mound in your backyard into a colorful rock garden is easy when you chose the right plants. These amazing, low-maintenance ground huggers don't mind poor soil but do need good drainage to survive. Here's a list of our top plants for rock gardens.

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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.

Top Deer-Resistant Plants of the Midwest

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

15 Native Plants for the Midwestern Garden

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

No-Fail Perennials for the Midwest

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

Design Lessons from a Minnesota Shade Garden

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Create a Country Garden

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Lawn-Care Calendar for the Midwest

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

Top Drought-Tolerant Perennials for the Midwest

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

Top Flowering Shrubs for the Midwest

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

A Colorful Cottage Garden

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

Top Roses for the Midwest

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

Top Fruit Trees for the Midwest

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

Best Fall Flowers for the Midwest

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

Great Plants for Midwest Gardens

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

September Gardening Tips for the Midwest

With the heat letting up, roses resume blooming, late-summer perennials kick i...

Plant Fabulous Fall Color: The Best Plants for the Midwest

These plants are the perfect way to add spectacular fall color to Midwest...

Best of the Midwest Landscape Plants

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

August Gardening Tips for the Midwest

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

Best Plants for Butterflies for Midwest Gardens

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

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 Early-Spring Flowers for the Midwest

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

July Gardening Tips for the Midwest

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

June Gardening Tips for the Midwest

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

Garden Tour: The Art of Change

A lush, ever-evolving garden in Kansas City combines classic garden furniture...

Growing for Winter Storage: Extending the Harvest in the Midwest

Grow these vegetables that thrive in the summer to stow away for winter...


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