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

What is the largest tree that one can plant? We are trying to replace some 7- to 8-foot trees that were recently destroyed.

After my father’s tomatoes ripen on the vine, he finds when he cuts into them that there is a hard white core that extends through the fruit.

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