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(Zone 10a)

April 3, 2003
5:35 AM

Post #503125

Four O'Clock, Marvel of Peru
Mirabilis jalapa

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Hagerstown, IN
(Zone 5a)

April 4, 2003
11:30 AM

Post #503983

Hello Dinu!
My goodness your garden is absolutely gorgeous! What zone are you in? I live in Indiana and I am just now preparing my soil to plant my flower garden this year. I got the mantis which is really great but I'm afraid there's just no getting every rock out the dirt:( But the good part is that I did get the weeds under control.
I'm going to use newspaper as a land fabric for future weeds. It's fiercly windy sometime here in the country and I want to put a good topping of bark or something to cover the newspaper that will not easily blow away with the wind. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks.


(Zone 10a)

April 7, 2003
5:31 AM

Post #505785

I'm not too sure about the newspaper technique since I have no experience in this. I'm somewhere between zone 9-11 here in India. I keep pulling out the weeds as and when I seen them.

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