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VOLUME 16


Contents Local Dirt


Reader Survey ISSUE #2, 2015


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Garden Features My, what a tasty lawn you have 6 Aga Khan Park


21st Century Victory Garden Common fruit tree diseases Creating privacy Asian style shrubs


Fall bulbs for spring beauty 13 wildflowers


21 beauty treatments from the garden


Peas please! Nightscaping


Grow me instead


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7 9 Bee on milkweed. Photo by Denise Ellsworth.


Columns Garden fresh recipe


Gardening with kids: Soil rocks!


28 What we love for summer Loons: A beautiful haunting


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