Midwest Regional Reports

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    Gorgeous Globe-Shaped Flowers for the Midwest

    Summer gardening offers an amazing array of flower colors and textures to choose from. When combining plants for a progression of blooms, gardeners like to focus on color combinations that…

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    Growing Lettuce Through Spring, Summer, and Fall in the Midwest

    While early spring is the perfect time to sow seeds of cool-season greens, particularly the wide array of tasty lettuce selections available, there are some methods you can use to…

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    Shrubs That Bloom in Late Spring and Early Summer

    We incorporate shrubs, both deciduous and evergreen, for a wide range of purposes. Perhaps we’re providing scale along the foundation of a structure, creating separation, or establishing privacy. While shrubs…

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    Silver Foliage for the Midwest

    Silver foliage can offer months of interest while providing a clean, crisp look that will help tone down some of the bolder colors around it. While it works well alongside…

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    Perennial Rebloomers for the Midwest

    Dan Robarts says in his article on reblooming perennials, "...the criteria I generally adhere to for earning a spot in the beds at my home or botanical garden workplace center…

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    Native Spring Ephemerals for the Midwest

    The narrow window between when the snow melts and the trees begin to leaf out is the ideal time to enjoy a wide range of native spring ephemerals in our…

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    Tough, Hardy Native Perennials for the Midwest

    Native perennials are becoming more popular and more available to gardeners every year. They have the merits of being adaptable in our climate, and some need less maintenance because they…

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    Hard Shrub Rejuvenation Pruning

    Over time, many deciduous shrubs can become overgrown, leggy, splayed open in the center, and less vigorous. A technique called severe rejuvenation pruning, or hard pruning, is a bold approach…

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    4 Must-Have Plants for the Midwest

    As garden centers start to open their doors for the season (and we get ready to run into them with open arms), we decided to ask some regional experts what…

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    The Best New Trees for the Midwest

    Deciding to plant a tree in the landscape can be a difficult decision. You worry not only about how much to spend but also where to properly plant the tree.…