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Hi Marianne, I was delighted to discover your column in the weekly newspaper, the Kent Reporter! I followed your email link and was again delighted to find much more gardening advice. My question has to do with rose care. I read some of the consulting rosarian's,(was her name M. Martin?) comments about "planting her bud unions 3-4 inches deep" and "doing a late Nov. knee-high rough pruning and then doing the fine pruning when the forsythias bloom." I read her bio information and saw that she lives in Connecticut. Do you recommend this care for our area here in Western Washington, as well? Also, I have wondered if this area was considered a "mild winter area" as I have listened to some of Ciscoe Morris's advice and other gardening experts describe care requirements for different parts of the state - is it? Thank you - it is wonderful to have a local gardening expert to address my questions to! Susan

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