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July 14, 2018
A reader submitted this photo of an ash tree growing in a silo west of St. Hilaire, Minn. Special to Forum News Service
Tree emerging from silo found place in sun
July 14, 2018 - 7:42am
July 7, 2018
NDSU’s Prairie Expedition Elm is among the elm tree cultivars that’s resistant to Dutch elm disease. Special to Forum News Service
Prairie Expedition Elm a disease-resistant, NDSU variety
July 7, 2018 - 7:25am
June 30, 2018
Nicole Welsch asks if this dipladenia plant, which wintered indoors, needs something else to bloom again. Special to Forum News Service
Overwintered dipladenia should bloom soon
June 30, 2018 - 7:48am
June 22, 2018
Plum pockets, caused by the Taphrina fungus, led to this young plum tree developing deformed fruits. Special to Forum News Service
'Plum pockets' could be cause of browning fruit
June 22, 2018 - 12:21pm
June 16, 2018
The odd-looking growths on this cedar are the spore-producing bodies from a fungal disease called cedar apple rust. Submitted photo
Unusual, slimy growths on cedar identified
June 16, 2018 - 8:14am
June 9, 2018
Well-adapated hydrangea cultivars belong to the two species Hydrangea arborescens and Hydrangea paniculata (pictured). Special to Forum News Service
Botanical names can help pick the right hydrangea
June 9, 2018 - 6:50am
June 2, 2018
Plants can be identified by searching for botanical clues. Special to The Forum
Shrub with beautiful flowers identified
June 2, 2018 - 8:30am
May 26, 2018
Although evergreen cones are often all referred to as "pine cones," it's important to properly identify evergreen types. Special to Forum News Service
Commentary: When is a pine cone not a pine cone?
May 26, 2018 - 8:20am
May 19, 2018
Pine cones abound on this spruce tree. Special to Forum News Service
What do all the pine cones mean on transplanted spruce?
May 19, 2018 - 8:51am
May 12, 2018
When selecting a grass seed, look for one with Kentucky bluegrass, the species best adapted to northern climates. Special to Forum News Service
How to pick the best-suited grass seed
May 12, 2018 - 6:03am
May 5, 2018
Rutabagas are a root crop that grow well in Midwestern states. Special to Forum News Service
Old-time rutabagas back en vogue
May 5, 2018 - 8:36am
April 28, 2018
Aerial orchid roots are a sign the plant is happy, and it’s best to allow them to develop undisturbed. Submitted image.
Aerial roots on orchid are normal
April 28, 2018 - 8:28am
April 21, 2018
A reader shared tips for successfully caring for amaryllis for many years. Special to Forum News Service
Reader shares handy amaryllis tips
April 21, 2018 - 7:05am
April 14, 2018
Plants like this rubber plant should be potted in larger containers gradually. Submitted photo
Repot recently purchased rubber plant
April 14, 2018 - 7:55am
April 7, 2018
Braeburn apple trees aren't typically adapted to growing in this climate, but it may be possible to successful grow one by following a few care tips. Special to Forum News Service
Will Braeburn apple seedling survive?
April 7, 2018 - 6:35am
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