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Donald Pell - Gardens
Naomi: Thank you for saying this. I never forget those plants but already sung their praises in previous articles. Trying to keep expanding the tool box. Hope this finds you well. Thanks for the pictures. They are beautiful.
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I checked out this article to find examples of what to AVOID. I already have enough invasive plants. True, some come in from the surrounding field and woods (lady ferns, for one). Others, sadly, I planted myself. Among these I number some unfortunate lovelies like lily-of-the-valley and vinca. I'm also reining in a dead nettle that escaped from a hanging basket. I finally eradicated the sweet woodruff my mom gave me, but she gave me another that manages to defy my deep pound-in edging.
I will say that my asters have stayed neatly in place for several years, but I do feel I should have been warned about the bee balm and several others, including ornamental grasses; nurseries should have warning labels, like those required of cigarettes.
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Great article - very useful and easy to follow ideas!
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