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Midwest Regional Reports

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    Exciting Evergreens for the Midwest

    Evergreens are crucial to achieving varied texture and form, as well as the key to any successful four-season garden. Unfortunately, many gardeners would put a lot of evergreens in the…

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    Shrubs With Autumn Interest for the Midwest

    When we see hints in early fall of bigger changes to come later in the season, we look for color and impact wherever we can find it. Certainly, some of…

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    Midwest October Garden To-Do List

    Add autumn highlights to containers and garden beds. Fall is my favorite time of the year, as I enjoy not only more comfortable temperatures but the radiant autumn colors, ornamental…

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    Best Native Woodies for the Midwest

    Gardeners love native plants, and for good reason. They are built to thrive in the conditions of a specific region, often without complaint, and are an essential component in the…

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    A Trio of Terrific Late-Season Perennials for the Midwest

    As we leave the dog days of summer behind and start to consider autumn tasks in our gardens, it’s always refreshing to see extended color in the landscape. Transitioning autumn…

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    Nativar to Know: ‘October Skies’ Aromatic Aster

    The year was 2012, and I was wandering around Boerner Botanical Gardens in Hales Corners, Wisconsin (just south of Milwaukee) on a crisp, early October morning. We hadn’t had a…

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    Midwest September Garden To-Do List

    Plant fall containers. With some of our summer containers looking a bit haggard, this is a great month to revive container plantings by removing spent plants and replacing them with…

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    Plants for Compact Spaces, Part II: Nine Amazing Dwarf Trees for the Midwest

    Trees are a major component of our gardens and fill a variety of roles. Their potential height is a key characteristic that distinguishes them from most shrubs and herbaceous plants.…

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    Plants for Compact Spaces, Part I: Small Perennials and Shrubs for the Midwest

    Maybe you want to underplant a tree without obscuring its attractive bark or you want to maintain some visual separation between a low-branched woody plant and the ground plane. Perhaps…

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    Midwest August Garden To-Do List

    Harvest fruits and vegetables. As the summer heat settles in and your fruits and vegetables continue to mature, get out in the garden and start to gather those delicious delights…

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