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Week of October 25, 2021

Don’t cut down hydrangeas with colored flowers or they won’t bloom in the spring.Don’t cut down hydrangeas with colored flowers or they won’t bloom in the spring. You can cut off the flower heads for neatness.

Keep Christmas cactus in 12 to 14 hours of total darkness nightly until flower buds form.

Wait until spring to cut back ornamental grasses.

Bayberry is salt tolerant and a winter food source for songbirds.

Pumpkins are an excellent source of the antioxidant beta-carotene.

Did you know jack-o’-lanterns were originally carved from turnips and potatoes? Pumpkins became the norm over time!

Store firewood outdoors, away from exterior walls of the house.


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