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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?

Is there an overall rule about when to pinch back my leggy plants?

I brought my mandevilla plant into the house to overwinter. How best can I keep it? Will it flower? Can I root pieces of it?

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