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  • deer-resistant plants for the midwest
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    Plants That the Herbivores Will Avoid in the Midwest

    Fionuala Campion says in her article, Dazzling Deer-Resistant Perennials, "Though very graceful and delightful to behold in their native habitat, deer are a voracious force to reckon with in many…

  • slam-dunk perennials
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    8 Slam-Dunk Perennials for the Midwest

    While our gardens are always changing, we certainly put a lot of pressure on our plants to perform and look good, particularly the perennials. The wide range of soils and…

  • birdbath with pink and purple astilbes and yellow daylilies
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    Bath Time! (for Birds)

    Today’s photos are from Susan Warde in St. Paul, Minnesota (Zone 4b). I love ponds and waterfalls and fountains but don’t want to deal with the work they entail. So…

  • view of hydrangeas from other side with pink flowers in the foreground
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    Garden Party at Bill’s

    Today’s photos are from Bill Ziebarth. I live in Duluth, Minnesota, and have been gardening in this location for 26 years. This is the third time I have submitted photos…

  • Zimmerman pine moth
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    Pest Alert: Watch Out for Zimmerman Pine Moth

    First found in the United States in 1879, Zimmerman pine moth (Dioryctria zimmermani) is a small gray insect with zigzag lines of red and gray and a wingspan of 1…

  • pollinator plants for the Midwest
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    Pollinator Plants for the Midwest

    Whether you have the space to create an expansive, pollinator-friendly landscape or just enough room to pot up a couple plants that are pollinator favorites, we can all do our…

  • close up of light pink and white Rosellas Dream lily
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    Lily Love

    Today’s photos are from Mary Murphy in Minnetonka, Minnesota. We’ve visited her garden before (More Blooms From Mary), and today she’s focusing on her lily collection. Here are some photos…

  • Oak wilt symptoms
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    What Is Oak Wilt and How Do You Treat It?

    Oak wilt kills hundreds of thousands of oaks (Quercus spp. and cvs. Zones 3–11) in the Midwest and beyond every year, but what is it? Oak wilt is caused by a…

  • healthy and productive vegetable garden
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    Tips to Keep a Vegetable Garden Healthy and Productive in the Midwest

    My first memories of a vegetable garden are of large sunflowers (Helianthus annuus and cvs., annual) growing in our backyard when I was about five years old and my mom…

  • summer perennials for the midwest
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    Peak-Season Perennials for the Midwest

    While we would all ideally have gardens that look at their peak in every season, the reality is often far from that ideal. Very few of us have all the…