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    Every autumn, when the leaves flutter down, we're faced with a dilemma. Is this the year when we stop raking and blowing those leaves to the curb to be hauled away?
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Tending to daffodils

Tying and braiding daffodil foliage will reduce the energy the leaves put into restoring and increasing bulbs for next year. A hoop of green string will tidy a splayed clump. Long-established daffodils that are weak bloomers should be lifted, divided and replanted in a sunny and well-drained location in full sun or partial shade. Do this in about a month’s time as the leaves fade.

– Adrian Higgins, Washington Post

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