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  1. James Standefer on October 16, 2018 at 2:22 am

    Is it too late to plant Monarda Balbalmurp on an Eastern facing slope (Marine on St Croix ?
    If not, where to purchase? How many plantings?

    • Mary Lahr Schier on October 16, 2018 at 4:45 pm

      It’s not too late to plant, but you may have trouble finding it now. (Many nurseries have cleaned out there perennials — but not all). Check around by phone. Good luck!

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