Does a ‘burning bush’ really burn?

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    What can you do when your so-called “dwarf burning bush” gets taller than you are? Mike McGrath host of You Bet Your Garden will reveal what ‘dwarf’ really means in the plant world. Plus: The burning bush of the Bible, secrets of the Flower Show, and your fabulous phone calls!


    Question of the Week:

    “I have what they call a dwarf burning bush, and if it’s a dwarf I would hate to see its big brother. It’s over six feet tall and blocking my window and the view from my porch. What is the best time to trim my big dwarf burning bush? It has flat branches and red berries; it’s beautiful in the fall and early winter and I don’t want to do anything to hurt it.”

    — Teddy from Harlan County, Kentucky

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