For gardeners and tea fans alike, growing your own herbal tea garden is an alternative to store-bought tea bags. Experiment with different flavor combinations for your own special tea.
Looking for a unique plant stand design to fit in front of just about any window? If you’re running out of room for houseplants, this A-frame plant stand can provide the space needed to add a few more to the collection.
Birds add life, sound and movement to a garden. Keep birds hydrated when you add a bird bath like this concrete version. Check out the DIY project and build a hydration station for your feathered friends.
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About the Central Midwest Region
The Central Midwest – central and Eastern Kansas, central and Eastern Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio – have long, cold winters with plenty of snow, a short spring, warm, humid summers, and an early, cool fall with average temperatures ranging from the 20s°F to 80s°F and annual rainfall ranging from 19-45 inches. The broad, fertile Till Plains south of the Great Lakes are known as the Midwestern Corn Belt with acidic, well drained and very fertile soil. The geography moves from gently rolling plains in Kansas, to the hills and valleys of the Appalachian Plateau in Ohio, to the fertile lowlands of the Great Lakes.
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