Category Archives: Garden trends

'Corenetto Blaze' gaillardia would be brighten any sun garden.

Finding the Best Plants for the Midwest

Each year, dozens—maybe hundreds—of new plant varieties are introduced by breeders and plant wholesalers worldwide. It’s tough to figure out which are the best plants for the Midwest, especially when…

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Does Your Garden Design Have a ‘Big Move’?

I’ve been digging through my notes from the garden education days I attended this spring. These events are held all over the state and are wonderful sources of information and…

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Garden Trend Report: Color and Vertical Gardening

A couple of days ago, I reported on how vegetable gardening continues to be a big trend. You’ll see it in garden centers in the form of garden boxes for…

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Garden Trend Report: It’s All About the Veg

I just got back (despite a really bad snow storm in southern Minnesota!) from the Chicago Flower and Garden Show. This was my third home and garden show of the…

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Straw-Bale Gardening Gains Popularity

Gardeners are always looking for ways to make their gardens more productive. The latest trend is growing vegetables in straw bales, a method that resembles container gardening, except that the…