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Posted on May 16, 2019 |
By Bonnie Kirn Donahue



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NOW IS THE time to plan your plot, turn the soil, remove the stones, feed the beds, plant the seeds, set up the trellises and make everything shipshape in your garden. Once all of the spring labors are done you will be well on your way to enjoying a verdant space come July. Independent photo/John S. McCright

Oh, the beauty of summer, relaxing in a reclining lawn chair next to your prolific perennial flower garden bursting with color, without a care in the world.

Wait. Why does this sound so far-fetched? What we tend to forget about when we dream of summer gardening is the amount of time, sweat and effort we spend caring for our gardens.

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