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I’d like to know the secret to growing a decent-sized pumpkin for jack-o-lanterns for the grandkids and for decorating. My experience in recent years is that they get about as big as a basketball and then begin to rot. What am I doing wrong?

Besides mums, what are a few other plants you would recommend for containers for fall color?

What are your three favorite “all-but-forgotten” perennials that every garden should include? Why do you like them?

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