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Somewhere Below the Soil Line

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Ark de Disaster

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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?

I’d like to start composting. Do you have any advice on what kind of bin to purchase/build so that it is successful in the Chicago climate?

I brought a frangipani (Plumeria) back from Hawaii last April when it was just a leafless branch. It sprouted leaves and grew over summer. Now it is losing its leaves. How can I keep it growing over winter? Will it bloom?

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