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ATGP - Mar/Apr 2016 - 3 Good Annuals for Shade


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Now that bedding impatiens (I. walleriana) are not recommended because of impatiens downy mildew, what are three good annuals for shade?

What is the best way to dig up, clean and store gladiolus and dahlias? What are the little white sacs on glad bulbs?

I have two 20-year-old pine trees whose needles are turning brown on the west side of the plants. On the east side I have a compost pile.

I live in the St. Charles region and my soil is mostly clay. What is causing the browning? Should I get rid of the compost? How do I correct the damage?

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