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Asters are a highlight of the autumn landscape. There are about 250 species native to North America. Learn more.
Have a little fun with herbs. Here are some do-it-yourself ideas for using these aromatic workhorses, fresh or dried, home grown or store bought.
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Q: Last year, my lawn had several areas of crabgrass. How should I deal with this?