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Growing Together: Avoid midsummer garden pitfalls

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I’m the perfect guy to discuss gardening mistakes, because I’ve made most of them. Gardening faux pas aren’t actually so bad, because even if things don’t turn out quite the way they ought, we’re still planting, pruning, potting and enjoying every minute of it.


Let’s take a walk around the yard and garden, while I describe some common mistakes. Maybe you can sidestep the quicksand.

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