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Are your boxwood shrubs too loud?

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April 7, 2012 — Are your boxwood shrubs making too much noise? Mike McGrath discusses what causes boxwoods to snap, crackle and pop. Plus he’ll speak with Lynn Steiner, co author of Rain Gardens: Sustainable Landscaping for a Beautiful Yard and a Healthy World. And of course your fabulous phone calls.

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Question of the Week

While working outside this past weekend, I noticed a crackling or popping noise coming from my boxwoods. I inspected the plants closely, but didn’t find any insect infestations or bee nests. I don’t have any prior experience caring for boxwoods, but assume this “crackling” is out of the ordinary. Get the answer »

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