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With no impatiens, gardeners seek other options for shade

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Gardeners accustomed to planting common impatiens in shady spots have had to change their game plan this year. With few garden centers stocking the most common variety of the popular annual because of the spread of downy mildew, garden beds are being filled with other shade-loving annuals. Downy mildew is a fungal disease that has infiltrated the region over the past few years and ravages common impatiens. “It’s a shame that we’re having this problem ...


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