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    Design

    Late-Winter and Early-Spring Bloomers for the Midwest

    In Jason Reeves' article, Plants That Bloom in Late Winter or Early Spring, he discusses how plants that bloom during the coldest time of the year, often go under-appreciated: "Some…

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    Design

    The Weird and Wonderful Osage Orange

    In October and November, apple-green, grapefruit-size fruits of female Osage orange trees (Maclura pomifera, Zones 4–9) fall from their canopies and hit the ground with a hearty thump. This North…

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    How-To

    Winter Protection for the Midwest Garden

    As the gardening season comes to a close in the Midwest, there are some important tasks we should consider to protect our gardens from the harsh conditions of winter. Protection…

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    Design

    Gardening for a Friend

    Hello, this is Cindy in Chicago. A good friend was expecting her first baby this past spring. I knew she would be busy with an infant, so I volunteered to…

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    Design

    Tree-Shopping Tips

    A tree is a big investment, so it is worth taking some time to find exactly the right tree for your garden. Before you begin shopping, it’s a good idea…

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    Design

    Katie’s Indiana Garden

    I’m Katie. I’m a proud Midwesterner, and all of these photos are from my Indiana backyard garden. By day, I am a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist. By weekend and…

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    Design

    October in Alice’s Garden

    Today we’re paying another visit to Alice from Sweaburg in southwestern Ontario. After quite a time of not being able to do much in the garden, things are looking up…

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    Design

    5 Unusual Bulbs for the Midwest

    While cool nights and diminishing daylight in fall triggers putting our gardens to bed at the forefront of our minds, don’t forget that this is the time to consider enlivening…

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    Design

    GPOD on the Road: Garden Tour With Cherry

    This week we’re on the road with Cherry Ong again, looking back at some gardens she got to visit on a garden tour organized by the Toronto Botanical Garden. Today…

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    Design

    Interesting Broadleaf Evergreens for the Midwest

    In an episode of Fine Gardening's podcast, Let’s Argue About Plants, the hosts discuss the importance of evergreen plants, and the particular perks of broadleaf evergreens: “The key to any…