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January 18, 2019
A reader asks why this arborvitae has been shedding so much, even in winter. Special to The Forum
Fielding Questions: Arborvitae shedding, water on violet leaves and forsythia for our region
January 18, 2019 - 10:36am
Houseplant cuttings readily root with this simple method. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Growing Together: Here's a great way to start more houseplants in 2019
January 18, 2019 - 10:29am
January 10, 2019
A reader ask Don Kinzler why the leaf tips of several houseplants have started to turn brown. Special to The Forum
Fielding Questions: Tips for houseplants with brown leaf tips, redbud trees and lights for seedlings
January 10, 2019 - 3:31pm
Wave Carmine Velour petunia. All-America Selections / Special to The Forum
Growing Together: And the winner is... All-America Selections names top vegetables and flowers for 2019
January 10, 2019 - 3:17pm
January 3, 2019
Gardening in 2019 is predicted to be an important incentive for adults to spend less time in front of televisions and computer screens. Forum file photo
Growing Together: 2019 gardening predictions hold plenty of surprises
January 3, 2019 - 11:38am
Sharon Kuttler was recently surprising to find blossoms on her jade plant. Special to The Forum
Fielding Questions: A blooming jade plant, caring for potted lavender and starting geraniums from seed
January 3, 2019 - 11:29am
January 1, 2019
Dark and moody colors are gaining traction throughout the home.   Alexandra Crafton/Houzz
10 home design trends to watch for in 2019
January 1, 2019 - 11:13am
December 28, 2018
A reader asks what he can do about damage to the trunk of this apple tree that was caused by a pesky red squirrel. Special to The Forum
Fielding Questions: Squirrel-damaged tree has uphill battle to recovery and Christmas cactus just won't bloom anymore
December 28, 2018 - 2:08pm
December 27, 2018
Roses were America's most widely planted flower in 2018. Forum file photo
Growing Together: 2018 lawn and garden year in review
December 27, 2018 - 1:39pm
December 26, 2018
Elongate hemlock scale — the tiny brown bugs shown here — attack evergreen needles and can lead to major damage in nurseries, yards and forests. Wisconsin state officials are urging homeowners to burn or bag wreaths and other decorations because infested items were found at stores across the state. Courtesy of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Officials urge burning or bagging natural holiday decor: New invasive beetle found in bough decorations sold at big box stores in Wisconsin
December 26, 2018 - 7:14pm
December 21, 2018
A red amaryllis flower. Getty Images / Special to The Forum
Fielding Questions: Amaryllis care, water types for houseplants and more
December 21, 2018 - 11:13am
Can gardening help you live to 100? Research says yes. David Samson / The Forum
Growing Together: Can gardening really help you live to be 100?
December 21, 2018 - 10:59am
December 12, 2018
The Geminids will appear to radiate from near Castor in Gemini (yellow star symbol). The position of Comet Wirtanen is also marked. Observers watching from dark skies will see the comet without optical aid. Stellarium with additions by Bob King.
Look up: Geminid meteor shower on display Dec. 13
December 12, 2018 - 10:28pm
December 7, 2018
Distinguishing between a Christmas and Thanksgiving cactus is easy if you know what features to look for. David Samson / The Forum
Growing Together: Is it a Christmas cactus or Thanksgiving cactus?
December 7, 2018 - 10:38am
A reader asks if anything can be done to prevent further damage from this crack in the trunk of a willow tree. Special to The Forum
Fielding Questions: Saving a split tree, response from a concerned reader and more
December 7, 2018 - 10:30am
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