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A completed restored 1903 home tops this year’s home tour

Seed viability is governed largely by genetics, but even under ideal storage conditions some seed just isn’t genetically programmed to retain its ability to sprout for very long.

So often at this time of the year, we see an autumn centerpiece in gold, red and brown. This year we wanted to try something different.

Row-cover fabric can protect plants from wind and dropping temperatures and extend the growing season.

Window shades and low-e window film are options for better comfort, lower energy use.

Gardener’s 146-page book is instructional, offering plant profiles that feature tips for easy success, winter strategies, how to keep blooms coming and favorite varieties.

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