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Dreaded Norway Maples, Good Groundcovers (including Sedges): Shade-garden Q&a With Ken Druse

_laura-garden-journal-for-blog-You will need to clean them back and begin over. One of those open pots is best for potatoes, since it will be easier to harvest once the potatoes begin to flourish. We have a couple questions today, as I said, one from another Margaret, a Margaret on Facebook, and one from Valerie, in an email. If you’re not planning to eat your just-harvested or purchased asparagus immediately, however, then wrap the ends of the spears in a damp paper towel, place in a plastic bag, refrigerate and serve it within a couple of days. We save plastic bags, packing peanuts, and insulated mailers. I usually avoid plastic at all costs but I have found that they last a lot longer than clay or ceramic ones, as they crack in the cold. I have added some notes and thoughts in the images as appropriate. And how you build up your landscape can have a profound effect on your property value, so it’s important to make sure you take your time to create something nice. You can either mound it up in the bed, or build a frame of timber sleepers and fill that up. Now fill the path with gravel.

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