Spring Garden Tips
Planting Shrubs

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In this podcast I discuss planting shrubs. Then I answer gardeners’ questions on alternatives to grass under a seasonal pool and controlling wild strawberries. Next Kristin Gies joins me to discuss fall leaf color. I finish off with a favorite plant, Redsprite winterberry (Ilex verticillata ‘Redsprite’.)

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