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Time to move plants to shaded area

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By the time I go to the printer, I may be late. I often write these a week or more ahead of release but this will give my readers some options I have not talked about. Unless we have had major changes in the outside weather conditions it may be time (or past time) for some major growing strategies. I have been talking to several friends to convince them it is time to move some plants into the shade. Many of the ferns and hostas are shade loving plants and it has been very hard to keep them alive and looking good in containers in semi-shade conditions where they usually are happy. Several hanging baskets of ferns on porches are starting to turn brown from the burning sunlight and heat. I have two very large and beautiful containers of ferns on my front steps that the tips of the leaves have turned brown with as good of care that I am willing to give them.

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