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 Northern Midwest Region
Also referred to as the Upper Midwest, the region consists of Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Here the growing season is short, cool and dry with the most extreme variation between summer and winter temperatures than any other region in the United States. Summers can get up to 100°F and winters below -40°F. Not only does this region have extreme temperature fluctuations, but also varying rainfall. Average annual precipitation varies between 16 to 28 inches, with summer drought common. Fortunately, most of the rain happens during the gardening season. The soil here shows evidence of deposits left from glaciers and is generally sandy. Sandy soil fosters the growth of hardwood trees like sugar maples, yellow birches, conifers and crops including potatoes and strawberries.
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