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Worth branching out?

With warmer winters, landscapers try less hardy trees, but it's still risky

According to Bob Daly, owner of Blue Spruce Nursery Landscaping in Clifton Park, dogwood trees now come in hardier varieties better suited to the Capital Region’s climate.
According to Bob Daly, owner of Blue Spruce Nursery Landscaping in Clifton Park, dogwood trees now come in hardier varieties better suited to the Capital Region’s climate.
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A few hours south of the Capital Region, spring is a riot of flowering trees and shrubs that traditionally haven't thrived locally. But with recent winters trending on the milder side, area gardeners have begun to wonder if less hardy landscape features might have a shot in their yards. Experts are divided on the subject. Bob Daly, owner of Blue Spruce Nursery Landscaping in Clifton Park, is still a bit gun-shy around Mother Nature. “This ...


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