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Gardening with Stephanie Tames

Spiderflower: Beautiful but beware

    I’m always slow to believe that there could be too much a good thing, especially when you’re talking about plants. Who could possibly pass up four o’clocks (Mirabilis jalapa) with their wonderful fragrance filling the late afternoon air? And what could be better than the fall blooming and heat tolerant obedient plant (Physostegia virginiana ). Unfortunately in both cases I’ve cursed the day I planted them as they quickly took over their original beds and traveled uninvited to nearby flower beds. Both are under control, but now I’m faced with another favorite flower growing a little ...

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