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September 16, 2017
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 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
August 26, 2017
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
August 20, 2017
Glensheen head gardener Emily Ford in one of the estate’s gardens. (Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service)
'This is my wheelhouse': Emily Ford combines history, science and design in her role as Glensheen Mansion’s head gardener
August 20, 2017 - 6:00am
August 19, 2017
Indian Summer rudbeckia is a tall annual easily started indoor from seed. Dave Wallis / Forum News Service
As summer winds down, start planning for next year's garden
August 19, 2017 - 7:01am
August 12, 2017
iris flower with rain drops on the petals
GROWING TOGETHER: Translating quirky gardening terms into English
August 12, 2017 - 7:00am
August 5, 2017
Many old-time gardening tips remain relevant today such as information in this gardening book published over 80 years ago. Dave Wallis / Forum News Service
Old yard and garden advice still valuable
August 5, 2017 - 7:44am
August 2, 2017
Members of MNyou weed the garden on the Minnwest Technology Campus. Last week the group harvested its first crop and sold all of it at the Saturday, July 29, farmers market in Willmar. Shelby Lindrud / Forum News Service
Youth group’s garden produce for sale at Willmar farmers markets
August 2, 2017 - 9:45pm
July 29, 2017
Don Kinzler, gardening columnist
GROWING TOGETHER: When to harvest mid-summer garden produce
July 29, 2017 - 7:15am
July 22, 2017
Annual flowers continue to bloom all summer if kept well fertilized and groomed. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Growing Together: How to keep flowers flowering all summer
July 22, 2017 - 9:34am
July 15, 2017
Lawn grass goes dormant during extended dry periods, but a small amount of moisture is eventually needed to keep crowns alive. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Growing Together: Pulling yard and garden through dry times
July 15, 2017 - 9:17am
The circular cutouts on these rose bush leaves are made by leafcutter bees, which use them for nesting material. Special to Forum News Service
Leaf cut-outs from beneficial insect won't harm rosebush
July 15, 2017 - 8:01am
July 8, 2017
Japanese Beetles, which are smaller than a dime, have recently been found in our area. They can causse devastation to a wide variety of ornamentals and food crops. Dave Wallis / The Forum
Growing Together: Our help is needed to stem Japanese beetle attack
July 8, 2017 - 10:23am
July 2, 2017
Pauline and George Economon's backyard features a babbling brook. Cody Rogness / Forum News Serviceplay button
Couple enjoys their backyard oasis featuring creek, kitchen
July 2, 2017 - 9:02am
June 24, 2017
Autumn Blaze maple often struggles in heavy alkaline clay soil.
Dave Wallis / Forum News Service
What's causing all the tree troubles?
June 24, 2017 - 7:08am
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