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October 14, 2017
Common buckthorn shrub. Photo submitted.
FIELDING QUESTIONS: Shrub with berries identified as nuisance species
October 14, 2017 - 9:45am
A well-sharpened narrow-bladed hoe glides easily through tiny weeds.
Dave Wallis / The Forum
More on winning the war on weeds
October 14, 2017 - 9:01am
October 7, 2017
Branch injury or disease could be to blame for this reader's pagoda dogwood problem. Special to Forum News Service
Possible culprits of dogwood problems
October 7, 2017 - 8:03am
October 1, 2017
Matthew and Audra Mehl discovered their shared love of repurposing while transforming a rental property. Photo courtesy of Paul Flessland / Special to Forum News Serviceplay button
Fixer-uppers: Couple channels their passion for repurposing for home, business
October 1, 2017 - 10:24am
September 30, 2017
Weeds needn’t diminish gardening enjoyment if we view them as a challenge to be conquered. Michael Vosburg / Forum Forum News Service
GROWING TOGETHER: How you can win the war on weeds
September 30, 2017 - 8:00am
Because the nightshade group contains toxic species, no fruit should be eaten without positively identifying it as a ripe, edible type. Special to Forum News Service
Mystery solved: Nightshade is plant growing in reader garden
September 30, 2017 - 7:30am
September 23, 2017
Don Kinzler, Growing Together gardening columnist
Flashy fall foliage: Spice up landscaping with brilliant colors
September 23, 2017 - 10:38am
Its best to treat yellowjackets at night.
How to deal with the yearly fall nuisance of yellowjackets
September 23, 2017 - 8:51am
September 16, 2017
Don Kinzler, Growing Together gardening columnist for The ForumMichael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Mystery plant has edible berries
September 16, 2017 - 9:10am
Apple trees average five years from the date of planting, depending on type.  Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Patience is a virtue, especially in gardening
September 16, 2017 - 8:08am
September 9, 2017
Growing Nonstop begonias from seed is easy with time and care. Special to Forum News Service
How to grow Nonstop begonias from seed
September 9, 2017 - 8:17am
September 2, 2017
Power raking or core aeration is beneficial if the undecomposed thatch layer is more than one half inch thick. This grass plug shows very little thatch accumulation. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Prime lawn care season begins Labor Day
September 2, 2017 - 8:01am
This field of zinnias is planted every year by homeowner Jim Koester, whose home is east of Dilworth, Minnesota. Special to The Forum
Field of zinnias draws readers' responses
September 2, 2017 - 7:33am
August 26, 2017
What to do about apple maggot infestation
August 26, 2017 - 10:19am
Fall planting offers many advantages over waiting for spring. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
10 reasons to plant this fall
August 26, 2017 - 9:01am
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