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Michelle Byrne Walsh

Michelle Byrne Walsh is the Lower Midwest editor at State-by-State Gardening, a master gardener and a member of the Garden Writers Association.

 

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Facts and Folklore About Late-Blooming Wildflowers
by Jill Sell

In October, we tend to think the native blooming plants’ seasons are completed. But there are a number of beautiful native wildflowers whose blooms, foliage and seedpods add interest to October and late fall woodlands and prairies. Several species adapt to home gardens and can be found in garden centers or ordered from specialty native plant nurseries. Plus, each has an old story to tell.   >> read article
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10 Power Performers in the Perennial Garden
by Kylee Baumle

To every flower there is a season. As winter breathes its last breath, the spring bulbs put on a show of color that gardeners and non-gardeners alike welcome as much as the warmer temperatures. The bright yellows, purples and reds of daffodils, tulips and other ephemerals carry us into early summer, when a whole new wave of color greets us ...   >> read article
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5 Design Mistakes Home Gardeners Make (and How to Avoid Them)
by Carol Chernega

Garden design and gardening are not necessarily the same thing. Here are the most common design errors, why they are ‘bad’ and how to change your ways.

Here are the top five mistakes I see most often in my work as a professional gardener. They’re easy to fix ...   >> read article
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Plant Your Spring Lawn Now
by Stacey Mollus

Next May, wouldn’t you love to have the best looking-lawn in your neighborhood? If your answer is yes, you need to begin by overseeding now. It is hard to believe that putting seed down now will make that big of a difference six months from now, but it does.   >> read article
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Bottlebrush Buckeye
Aesculus parviflora
by Ann McCulloh

Bottlebrush buckeye (Aesculus parviflora) is a shade-tolerant native American shrub with ornamental features all year round. Rather slow-growing at first, it produces classic deep green hand-shaped foliage the first couple of years after planting ...   >> read article
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Updating an Overgrown Landscape
by Lisa Steinkopf

As some landscapes age, they begin to look overgrown and unattractive. Many times the landscaping was done incorrectly, resulting in the need for a new landscape sooner than would have otherwise been needed ...   >> read article
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Grow a Salsa Garden—Everything but Tortilla Chips
by Michelle Byrne Walsh

If you are a salsa fan, you can grow an edible garden designed specifically to make this spicy sauce. Tomatoes, tomatillos, hot or sweet peppers, onions, cilantro—you can grow it all ...   >> read article
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Tough as Nails
by Carolyn Ulrich

What does your garden have to offer? Wet soil? Dry? Shade? Standing water? Here are some plants that will be happy there. With temperatures that can range from minus 30 to 105 F, the climate in the upper Midwest is a meteorological marvel. Alaska may be colder, but it can’t match us for heat. Saudi Arabia is hotter but rarely sees snow (yes, really; who knew?), let alone a thermometer that plummets to the depths familiar to all of us ...   >> read article
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