Gardening in the Midwest

Gardening in the Midwest can be a little tricky. Check out our month-by-month calendar of tasks and suggestions for gardening in the Midwest. If you're looking to add beauty to your spaces, find inspiration in a few of our favorite Midwest garden ideas, as well as tips for care in your garden.

Create a Country Garden

Get design ideas for creating a cute country-style garden from reader Sue Sikorski.
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Top Deer-Resistant Plants of the Midwest

Don't let deer destroy your garden or landscape. Grow these plants to send the deer on elsewhere.
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Design Lessons from a Minnesota Shade Garden

Get ideas for making your yard more beautiful with tips from a self-taught gardener.
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November Gardening Tips for the Midwest

Before you start feasting on turkey and the snow really starts flying, tackle the last of the outdoor chores.
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More Gardening in the Midwest

Low-Maintenance Perennials for the Midwest

Choose these perennials for a bold, beautiful, low-maintenance garden that fills your yard with color all summer long
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Top Flowering Shrubs for the Midwest

Pretty, long-blooming shrubs are a perfect fit for gardens old and new. Check out these expert picks for Midwestern gardens.
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Great Plants for Midwest Gardens

These easy-care plants are hardy and beautiful. Their award-winning characteristics make them terrific plant choices for your Midwest landscape.