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Stand out plants for Fall

Fall flowering perennials extend interest and appeal of your garden. Many are tall and can be left standing for winter interest. The seed heads will also provide food for birds. Cotoneaster, pictured above, is a shrub that has beautiful red, orange, peach and yellow leaves for fall. Barberry intensify in colour in fall. Lilac leaves may have a tinge of…

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Mineral and water deficiency and excess symptoms in plants

LIGHT DEFICIENCY – long, thin, light green growth and yellowing, long spaces between leaves. Cut plant back and move to a sunnier location. EXCESS LIGHT/HEAT – brown spots on leaves, browning of leaf tips/edges, some leaves are light brown and papery. Note – some plants will show brown spots if the leaves get wet. Move plant away from direct light.…

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