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March 11, 2017
Staking newly planted trees keeps them stable until the tree’s roots have grown outward enough to keep the tree secure. Remove the stakes from most trees after one growing season, because tree trunks become stronger if allowed to sway in the breeze. Special to The Forum
How long should spruce trees be staked?
March 11, 2017 - 8:10am
March 4, 2017
Don Kinzler, gardening columnist
Fielding Questions: Helping a split crabapple tree
March 4, 2017 - 9:40am
Don Kinzler, gardening columnist
Growing Together: Cut plants back now to improve growth
March 4, 2017 - 8:38am
February 25, 2017
This winter’s extended warm period has coaxed some perennials to begin growing dangerously early, which might cause problems. The alternating freezing and thawing tears plant roots as the soil expands and contracts. Special to Forum News Service
Perennials potentially damaged from early-season warmup
February 25, 2017 - 7:39am
Although started at the same time, the spider plant on the left received attentive care while the plant on the right was given basic, but minimal, care. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Little things make a big difference with gardening
February 25, 2017 - 7:00am
February 18, 2017
Germination heat mats greatly increase seed-starting success.Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Growing Together: Steps you need to know when growing plants indoors
February 18, 2017 - 9:59am
Don Kinzler, gardening columnist
Fielding Questions: Finding recommended varieties requires shopping
February 18, 2017 - 8:57am
February 11, 2017
Don Kinzler, gardening columnist
Fielding Questions: Growing gardenias is a challenge
February 11, 2017 - 10:24am
Don Kinzler, gardening columnist
Growing Together: Gardening, the world's leading pastime
February 11, 2017 - 9:23am
February 4, 2017
Don Kinzler, gardening columnist
Fielding Questions: Investigating holes in jade plant leaves
February 4, 2017 - 11:26am
Today's quiz helps determine the best pot size for young houseplants. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Growing Together: It's time for a gardening quiz
February 4, 2017 - 9:25am
January 29, 2017
Grow fresh, aromatic herbs in your own kitchen with this easy craft project. Alexandra Floersch / The Forum
How to make a fresh herb garden on your fridge
January 29, 2017 - 11:26am
October 22, 2016
Repotting, like many houseplant tasks, is easier done outdoors on pleasant fall days.Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
October 22, 2016 - 5:00am
October 1, 2016
Large tulip bulbs produce better blooms than small, bargain-sized bulbs.Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Fall bulbs bring May flowers
October 1, 2016 - 7:00am
August 20, 2016
Corie Murray Floding talks about how she uses old doors to fence her backyard. (Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune)
Minnesota couple's backyard perhaps unlike anything you've seen
August 20, 2016 - 10:13am