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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Fast route to successful gardening? Buy smart

Here is a trial garden near Ventura, Calif. Even the best garden planning can be second-rate if you don’t choose the right plant assortment. Garden centers with their vast collections of plant colors, sizes and shapes can be intimidating places for inexperienced buyers, so work from a list and ensure you’re buying only healthy plants.