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Should You Prune Trees & Shrubs in Fall? Better Know for Sure!

Patty Craft | August 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s usually not a good idea to prune trees or shrubs in the fall, for a couple of reasons. If you’re confused by instructions to prune on new wood or old wood, or if you’re just not sure when is the right time to prune trees, here’s what you need to know.

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White Swan Coneflower Is a Time-tested Echinacea

Virtues: White Swan coneflower is, as its name implies, a white-flowered version of purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea). It boasts all the attributes of the species: long bloom time; bold, showy flowers that feed bees and butterflies; textural seed heads that …
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