Fall planting: Renewal time

Follow these tips from Sunset Magazine's test garden for easy-care flower beds that keep on blooming

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The secret to this garden's continuing productivity is autumn renewal. Beginning each October, Stuckey follows the simple strategy detailed above - cutting, pruning, weeding, mulching - to freshen the plantings. Follow his program (adapt it to your garden's special needs and to your climate) for a robust flower bed next spring. Then, says Stuckey, "get out of the way and watch the plants grow."

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