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BARE ROOT BASICS

Don’t be afraid to get bare root plants! Story by Helen Newling Lawson You’ve finally tracked down that plant your local nurseries don’t carry, and at a great price to boot! But the description says, “Ships bare root.” Not sure what that means? Or are you afraid of getting a bunch of dead-looking roots that …

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EDIBLE DECOR

Decorating with fruits and vegetables Story and Photos by Loretta Gillespie Decorating your table with fruits and vegetables is fun and easy. And it’s not only prettier than a floral centerpiece, but it’s more economical – you can eat it!  In the summer you can turn a simple watermelon or honeydew into a stunning vase …

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KNOCK IT OFF!

Pruning your Knock Out roses Story and Photos by Bob Westerfield If you have had any interest in flowering ornamental plants over the last decade, you are surely familiar with Knock Out roses. They came onto the scene in a big way, promising to be prolific bloomers, virtually disease free, and above all, low maintenance. …

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