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From the Editor - JanFeb 2016

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I am growing my potted tropical hibiscus indoors for the winter. The leaves are starting to yellow and fall off. Should I give the plant iron and should I fertilize it? Do I cut it back, and if so, when?

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?

What causes black spots on my orchid leaves?

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