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Though it has the word weed in its common name, don't let that scare you away from butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa). Sometimes called milkweed, it's as easy to grow as a weed but much prettier, plus hummingbirds and butterflies (especially monarchs) adore it. Clusters of orange, yellow, pink or vermillion flowers appear in mid- to late summer, followed by thin, ornamental seedpods.

12 Top Midwest Perennial Flowers

Though it has the word weed in its common name, don't let that scare you away from butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa). Sometimes called milkweed, it's as easy to grow as a weed but much prettier, plus hummingbirds and butterflies love them!

Look at your yard at different times of the day, from different angles and in different weather conditions. Learn where the sunlight falls, where the shade pockets are, where the rain pools before choosing plants for those areas

20 Secrets to Landscape Success

Create a knockout yard with these simple strategies.- lovely layers of shade…

Petoskey, Michigan - truly beautiful, any time of the year

10 Perfect Christmas Shopping Getaways

Not Saugatuck, but charming Petosky Michigan Christmas. Perfect place to stroll with your sweet heart!

Looking for low-maintenance plants for your garden. Here are 8 perennials native to the Midwest.

These eight plants are native to the Midwest, making them self-sufficient, low maintenance plants to grow in your garden.

Seasons that last approximately four days. | 23 Things No One In The Midwest Has Time For

23 Things No One In The Midwest Has Time For

This must be a Michigan owl. Well as of today we broke the all time record for snowfall in Michigan. Almost of the white stuff thus far.and a drop in temperature in less than 24 hours : / pure Michigan!

Cardinal dogwood spikes tower about a Fraser fir and winterberry holly pairing. More winter container gardens: http://www.midwestliving.com/garden/container/winter-container-gardens/page/10/0

14 Cheerful Winter Container Gardens

Spikes and berries Cardinal dogwood spikes tower about a Fraser fir and winterberry holly pairing

Little Bluestem  One of our all-time favorite grasses, we love little bluestem's bronze-kissed, blue-gray foliage through spring and summer. Then in fall, the blades turn a gorgeous shade of purple-bronze and continue to look good all winter.    Name: Schizachyrium scoparium    Growing Conditions: Full sun, well-drained soil    Size: To 3 feet tall    Zones: 3-9

15 Native Plants for the Midwestern Garden

A lovely, tough-as-nails prairie native, little bluestem offers gray-green leaf blades that turn bold shades of purple, red, and orange in autumn. Name: Schizachyrium scoparium Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 3 feet tall

Booyah - a soup tradition of the Upper Midwest - recipe includes English-style short ribs, chicken thighs, potatoes, & veggies :   afarmgirlsdabbles

Booyah

Booyah - a soup tradition of the Upper Midwest - recipe includes English-style short ribs, chicken thighs, potatoes, & veggies : afarmgirlsdabbles

Hollyhock  Though it's a biennial or short-lived perennial, hollyhock reseeds itself, so you can be sure you'll always have a crop of the colorful summertime spires in your yard.  Plant Name: Alcea rosea  Growing Conditions: Full sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil  Size: To 6 feet tall and 2 feet wide

Low-Maintenance Perennials for the Midwest

Hollyhock Though it's a biennial or short-lived Perennial ; Plant Name: Alcea rosea Growing Conditions: Full sun or part shade & moist, well-drained soil Size: To 6 feet tall & 2 feet wide

Create a knockout yard with these simple strategies.- lovely layers of shade plants & simple path

20 Secrets to Landscape Success

Create a knockout yard with these simple strategies.- lovely layers of shade plants & simple path. Plant in shady areas. Perfect for my shady area where the hammack is. Make the pathway to the hammack :) and then ground cover flowers for color :)

Curving beds -  Undulating beds of low-maintenance perennials give a finished look to your landscape and decrease yard chores. Wide green paths curve through this yard in Brown Deer, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee.

35 Beautiful Backyards

If only I had a green thumb and could make our yard look like this! Master the Art of Using Color in the Garden. Create a bold, dramatic landscape with these tips for designing with colorful flowers and foliage.

Small-Space Gardening: Build a Tiny Raised Bed | Midwest Living

Small-Space Gardening: Build a Tiny Raised Bed

I love the landscape bricks around the base. Small-Space Gardening: Build a Tiny Raised Bed

Blending period details with modern comforts, a new Colonial-style home conjures the charm of Christmas past.

Colonial Christmas Decor Ideas

From Midwest Living -- Blending period details with modern comforts, a new Colonial-style home conjures the charm of Christmas past to give one Chicago-area family a memorable season.

I thought the only thing to do in Petoskey, Michigan was go to the beach and look for Petoskey Stones but you wouldn't believe the things to do in Michigan that she lists! A museum of dolls dressed like nuns, an art cafe, a rustic lodge and so much more! Great Midwest road trip! @PetoskeyArea #SIMTravel

Fascinating Facts & Places to See in Petoskey, Michigan

I thought the only thing to do in Petoskey, Michigan was go to the beach and look for Petoskey Stones but you wouldn't believe the things to do in Michigan that she lists! A museum of dolls dressed like nuns, an art cafe, a rustic lodge and so much more!

Autumn in Seven Bridges, Grant Park, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States                                                                                                                                                      More

17 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Wisconsin - Page 3 of 15

Seven Bridges was one of my most favorite places when I lived in South Milwaukee. -RW Autumn in Seven Bridges, Grant Park, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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