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PRAIRIE GARDENER: Annuals will add a splash of color to your flower bed

Published 06/19/2011, Grand Forks Herald

Your flower bed can be awash with color this summer and autumn if you plant some annual bedding plants now. Prices on plants often are lowered this time of year as garden centers wind down the planting season. These bargains are especially welcome if the family dog has destroyed some plants or the rabbits took a hankering for your fancy petunias. You may have suffered damaged from frost, too much rain or the high winds that have swept the region much of the spring. Bedding plants can be put into the garden until mid-July, so you have plenty of time to fill in those hole and gaps in your gardens and borders and then enjoy their beauty until a killing frost.

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