Vertical gardening is perfect for growing veggies, such as peas and pole beans, that naturally want to climb. But they need your support.
Succulents, clustered together into a ball, make a striking living arrangement. Succulents come in many unique shapes, colors, textures and sizes and can add drama and interest to the décor of any room.
Building an in-ground fountain can be daunting. Skip the digging, and instead, create an easy container fountain with this simple step-by-step.
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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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