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Shooting stars bloom along the South Fork of the Elk River last spring.

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Deb Babcock: Spring is best time to fertilize perennials

The gardening catalogs that we all pore over at this time of year often show plants at their peak bloom-time, bursting with lush foliage and vibrant blooms. In order to replicate that look once the plants are settled into your garden, you’ll probably need to fertilize them.


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