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From the Editor - MarApr 2017

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I have a dampish area with poor grass and moss that I would like to change to ground cover, but if I have only one plant, won’t it be boring? Can I get rid of the grass in winter or early spring?

After a summer outside, my clivia has returned indoors. Last year it had only one puny flower. What treatment should I give it over winter to bring it into bloom?

What trends do you see in container plantings, such as type of pot, materials, sun or shade, foliage or flowers.

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