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Plant Identification Flow Chart


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

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I am interested in improving fall color in my yard. What shrubs turns red beside burning bush (Euonymus alatus)?

After my father’s tomatoes ripen on the vine, he finds when he cuts into them that there is a hard white core that extends through the fruit.

Our Russian sage (Perovskia) is full and bountiful but will not stay upright. Is there anything we can do? Is there a way to split some off when it has outgrown its space? Should it be trimmed back in fall or spring?

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