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What are the three best houseplants that everyone should own and why?

From what I have read, hellebores are supposed to spread. I have a few I planted four years ago, and they seem to be the same as when I planted them. They are planted in a bed of vinca. Should I remove more vinca that surrounds them? I do fertilize them and protect them with a winter mulch. What else should I be doing to have more plants?

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

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