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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?

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

What is the correct distance from my house to plant a tree? What is the correct distance from the lot line to plant a tree?

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