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By Ciscoe Morris

Ciscoe Morris solutions four hundred the main attention-grabbing, oft-asked, so much pressing, and difficult gardening questions. whether Ciscoe’s signature exclamation "Ooh-la-la!" (delivered with a thick Wisconsin accessory) is totally disarming, don't underestimate his gardening chops: grasp Gardener, qualified arborist, instructor on the college of Washington’s heart for city Horticulture. In his first publication, he addresses the total variety of concerns from decorative gardening and timber to greens, fruit bushes, shrubs, lawns, packing containers, weeds, and extra.

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Keep an eye out for hellebore seedlings. Change the color of your hydrangea. Dry the flowers of your favorite hydrangeas. Hydrangeas are not all the same. Thin rather than whacking back hydrangeas. Jack-in-the-pulpits cast magic spells. They’re not all fragrant. Lilies are a must. Give lilies an energy boost. Overwinter your tender geraniums and fuchsias. What’s in a name? Rid your garden of embarrassments in fall. Plant a beastly beautiful plant. Don’t let nasty aphids take the zing out of your nasturtiums.

Don’t be a dim-dim. Preserve your holiday decorations. Start early on next year’s holiday gifts. Protect fragile art and containers. Meet your gardening neighbors. Acknowledgements Index About the Author Copyright Page To DB and Sal, who taught me to love life and to tell a good story, and to my wife, Mary, and my two pups, Fred and Ruby, who’ve had to listen to way too many of them. Introduction The real plant expert is the person who has murdered the most plants. That makes me uniquely qualified to write this book.

Then shake the pods over the area, and step gently on the seeds to plant them about a quarter-inch deep in the soil. Believe me, next spring you’ll have plenty of columbine growing in that area of the garden. I should warn you that columbines can become somewhat of a pest, but hey, I’ll take this kind of pest any day. Columbines thrive in sun or shade, come in all sorts of colors, and are extremely attractive to hummingbirds. Best of all, they’re easy to pull out if they grow where they’re unwanted.

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