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Home & Garden

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Starry Night viola

Garden tip

Replace summer annuals with pansies or the smaller, more elegant violas in garden beds and frost-proof containers. These hardy annuals will grow and flower until a hard freeze, and should spring back for a show in the first half of spring.

– Washington Post

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