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Erica Wright
I'm late to the conversation! Love all the different opinions. My neighbor helps me with plants as she has been doing it a long time. Makes me glad I'm an American and can do as I please on my own property. :)
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Bearcubus

This advice is pretty good, particularly the pieces of advice about planning, going small in a big way, buds>blooms. Spend first on soil rehab (refresh the soil), I would add.

Otherwise, this article looks like a semi-helpful ad from an expensive nursery. For those who don't always shop at expensive nurseries, here are some good modifications: You can buy a plant that has been unloved and nourish it back to health pretty easily. With your fingers, rip up the mat of overgrown roots at the bottom of the pot. Easy. Trim off the dead or wilting leaves. Trim off flowers and buds. Make a nice hole for the plant in a sunlight-appropriate place, put in a little fertilizer or a little fish, and then fill up the hole with water (You get the idea, depending on how clay-y your soil is), and drop the plant in. Visit it and water it reasonably, and it will be lovely next year, or maybe even later in the same season.

Also, even at your favorite nursery, warranties are 100% garbage. You will never get your money back for any reason. If you want to tip the family that owns the nursery, that's your business. But you could probably figure out something more socially beneficial to do with your extra cash. The Myke warranty is a scam here in Canada, where, Erica, we share with the US an excessive private property right legacy inherited from imperial British law, as well as insufficient capacity to care for all the people shut out of private property ownership and thereby available for exploitation. That's how we roll, right sister! Dog eat dog. Just like those ol' slavers meant to make us.

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