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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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