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Which flowers can we plant that the bunnies won’t eat? My pansies and marigolds are all eaten.

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

I have two 20-year-old pine trees whose needles are turning brown on the west side of the plants. On the east side I have a compost pile.

I live in the St. Charles region and my soil is mostly clay. What is causing the browning? Should I get rid of the compost? How do I correct the damage?

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