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    Turning a Large Property Into a Multifaceted Garden

    In 1995, Cindy Lindstedt and her husband, John, moved into a newly built log cabin on 142 acres an hour outside Milwaukee. Since then, the pair has turned much of…

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    How-To

    How to Grow Mustard Greens for an Easy, Early Harvest

    As gardeners, we long for the summer months and picking our first cucumber, zucchini, or tomato. However, you don't have to wait that long if you grow mustard greens (Brassica…

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    Design

    Cool-Season Annuals for the Midwest

    In the Midwest, the frequently unpredictable weather patterns in spring present myriad challenges related to garden preparations and planting times. Daytime temperatures fluctuate greatly over the early spring months, with…

  • Design

    Tour a Landscape of Fascinating Garden Rooms

    As editors of a gardening magazine, we’re often asked, “What’s your favorite garden?” For me the answer is easy—Barbara Weirich’s garden in Benton Harbor, Michigan. It’s a landscape of garden…

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    Design

    Jane’s Illinois Garden

    Today we’re visiting Jane in northern Illinois, who is sharing some views of her garden from different times in the year. I have been gardening on our four-acre property for…

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    Design

    Bringing the Outdoors In

    Today’s photos are from Kathy Schreurs in northwestern Iowa. March is here, but regardless of what the calendar will say in a few weeks, most spring flowers will not make…

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    Design

    Beertayday in Minnesota

    We’re off to Minnesota to visit a garden that, on Instagram, has the username “Beertayda,” which means “my garden” in Somali. Today's contributor, like so many of us, says that…

  • How-To

    March Garden To-Do List for the Midwest

    As the seasons shift from winter to spring, meteorological patterns in the Midwest vary considerably. Looking at historical norms will help inform decisions regarding the appropriate time to conduct certain…

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    How-To

    Dividing Perennial Grasses

    As we head into early spring weather and our perennial, ornamental grasses start to show new growth, this is the ideal time to divide these plants. Division of grasses, and…

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    Design

    Surviving the Indiana Winter

    Today it is me, your GPOD editor, Joseph, checking in from my very snowy garden in northern Indiana. Recently, we had a warm day, some snow melted, and I saw…