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Week of May 9, 2022

Stake perennials that tend to flop.Stake perennials that tend to flop.

Pull out garlic mustard before its small white flowers go to seed.

Cut back some stems of phlox and aster by 1/3 to extend their flowering season.

Water and fertilize houseplants more often when increasing daily temperature and day length. Cacti and succulents require less water and fertilizer.

Deer tick adult activity may be particularly high now. Protect yourself.

Award-winning perennial geraniums “Biokovo” and “Rozanne” are garden mainstays.

Clematis thrives in rich, slightly alkaline soil.


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