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I am interested in growing fruit trees in my suburban DuPage County yard. Can sweet cherries be grown here? Can you suggest varieties of apples, pears, peaches, apricots and plums that are hardy and disease resistant?

Must I mulch my garden and, if so, when is the best time to apply it? What are the best materials to use?

What is the green worm that eats my roses and columbine every year?

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