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Plant Identification Flow Chart


A comical plant identification flow chart from our columnist, Mike Nowak.

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Miniature gardening is the rage. What enchanting miniature plants work well in a shaded area?

I have two 3-year-old rose of Sharon plants, about 20 feet apart. One blooms every year. The other plant forms about 100 buds and looks healthy, but it has not bloomed in the last two years. The buds are solidly closed and look as if they are rotting from the inside out. There does not seem to be any sign of insects on the plant. What is this problem?

Last summer my neighbor told me the black spots on my peony were a blight, although my peonies bloomed nicely. What can I do about this?

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