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Coleus are Great Plants for the Summer Landscape
by Dan Gill and Allen Owings

Flowers are not the desired feature. For this reason, you donít allow coleus to flower in your landscape. When buds begin to appear, pinch them off, and a more bushy plant develops.
Maintaining Perennials in the June and Summer Garden
by Perennial Plant Association

Adherence to a summer schedule of maintenance duties will enhance the beauty of the garden and allow perennials to flourish at optimum appearance.
Preserving Summer Flowers
by Bob Sampson

There are times we wish the beauty of summer flowers would last forever.
The Straight Scoop on "Deer Proof" Plants
by Debbie VanBourgondien

Itís not just me. Garden writers everywhere come in for a lot of flak when they publish a list of deer-proof plants. Itís not that we are lying. Itís not that we donít know what weíre talking about, either. These lists are compiled after a very careful observation, generally by teams of agricultural experts, of those plants that deer seem irresistibly drawn to, those they sometimes nibble on, and those that they tend to ignore.

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