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I thought that purple coneflowers were insect proof, but now I see some aphids at the bud and tiny flies. What is wrong?

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

I want to raise the level of my lawn as much as 2 feet in places. I now have a large quantity of somewhat composted wood chips and I am wondering if I can use them as fill to raise the ground level and provide a good soil in which to sow a lawn.

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