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Tuesday - October 30, 2007

From: Austin, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: User Comments
Title: Thank you Mr. Smarty Plants
Answered by: Damon Waitt

QUESTION:

No question, just wanted to thank Barbara Medford for her most informative and entertaining reply to my Oct. 2 question on the elimation of nutsedge. THANK YOU!

ANSWER:

It is praise like this that inspires our Mr. Smarty Plants volunteers to spend long hours researching and providing answers to your questions about native plants. Thank you for recognizing their effort.

Damon Waitt
Director National Plant Information Network
 

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