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Gardener’s Guilt

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Compost Tales

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The Dirt on … Oh Never Mind

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Cultivating Wayward Sprouts

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questions

I am interested in improving fall color in my yard. What shrubs turns red beside burning bush (Euonymus alatus)?

I have a cycas palm and am not sure how much direct sunlight or water it needs. It has light brown marks developing on the leaves. What is causing this, and how do I care for my plant?

When is the best time to cut back hydrangeas? How far do I cut them back?

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