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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...

Create a Country Garden

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

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

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

A Colorful Cottage Garden

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

Lawn-Care Calendar for the Midwest

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

Best Plants for Attracting Birds in the Midwest

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

Top Roses for the Midwest

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

Top Flowering Shrubs for the Midwest

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

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.

Garden Tour: The Art of Change

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

February Gardening Tips for the Midwest

Winter isn't quite over, but plenty of garden projects -- inside and out -- ar...

Top Drought-Tolerant Perennials for the Midwest

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

Great Plants for Midwest Gardens

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

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 Fragrant Flowers for the Midwest

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

April Gardening Tips for the Midwest

Celebrate spring's arrival by spending time in the garden. There's plenty to d...

March Tips for Gardening in the Midwest

Here's a rundown of what you can be doing in the garden this month.

Plant Fabulous Fall Color: The Best Plants for the Midwest

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

January Tips: The Midwest

Start off your garden year right by laying the foundation for a great garden.

Best Early-Spring Flowers for the Midwest

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

Best Plants for Butterflies for Midwest Gardens

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

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