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Bulb mistakes I have known and now avoid by Elizabeth Licata

In a world gone crazy, I am relieved to turn part of my focus to my favorite fall activity: bulb planting and forcing. I’m no horticultural expert (though I do play one on the radio sometimes), but bulbs are my thing, and here’s what I got: Don’t plant too few. A drift of hybrid tulips […]
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