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November 17, 2018
Don Kinzler
Growing Together: 13 tips for never killing another houseplant
November 17, 2018 - 6:30am
November 10, 2018
Research shows trees communicate by sending underground electrical impulses and above-ground hormones or chemicals. File photo / Forum News Service
Are trees communicating? Research says yes.
November 10, 2018 - 6:01am
November 3, 2018
Here's your checklist for final fall lawn and garden tasks
November 3, 2018 - 8:10am
Don Kinzler offers advice to a reader wondering if they should cut back their chrysanthemum this fall. Special to The Forum
Leave mum tops intact for winter, dormant seeding and more
November 3, 2018 - 8:10am
October 27, 2018
What is the low temperature threshold for picking late season apples? Today's quiz has the answer. David Samson / Forum News Service
Test your green thumb IQ with this gardening quiz
October 27, 2018 - 6:30am
October 20, 2018
Across the region, many oak and walnut trees produced heavier than normal crops of acorns and nuts. David Samson / Forum News Service
Are trees foretelling a bad winter this year with all those seeds and acorns?
October 20, 2018 - 9:00am
October 13, 2018
Research has shown that mulching leaves back into the lawn makes healthier turf as opposed to raking leaves away. David Samson / Forum News Service
Leave the leaves for a healthier lawn
October 13, 2018 - 8:18am
September 28, 2018
If outdoor pots contain multiple geraniums, they are best removed and potted individually for indoor growth and can be returned outside in the spring. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
No need to let go of potted plants this winter
September 28, 2018 - 10:00am
September 22, 2018
Iris are among a short list of perennials that are best cut back in fall, rather than spring. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Should perennials be cut back in fall? It depends.
September 22, 2018 - 8:38am
September 15, 2018
Lisianthus with its rose-like blossoms is a truly unique annual flower. David Samson / Forum News Service
Headline offers another chance to tout region's gardening
September 15, 2018 - 8:14am
September 8, 2018
Potted moms sold in fall are meant to be seasonal decorations and aren’t usually the varieties recommended for northern perennial gardens. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Mum's the word: Fall favorite can be perennial, even up here
September 8, 2018 - 9:31am
September 1, 2018
Choose grass seed packages that indicates 40-40 percent Kentucky bluegrass cultivars on the label. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Commentary: Want some good grass? Seed in September
September 1, 2018 - 7:18am
August 25, 2018
Quackgrass is a heavily rooted perennial. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
One ingredient is key for successful weed control
August 25, 2018 - 6:56am
August 18, 2018
For winter storage, potatoes are best left in the ground until late September or early October. David Samson / Forum News Service
Commentary: Harvesting late summer crops
August 18, 2018 - 7:15am
July 28, 2018
Hydrangea paniculata types have pyramid-shaped clusters, like those of the Pink Diamond variety, which turn from white to pink as the flowers mature. David Samson / Forum News Service
Commentary: There's a secret formula for selecting hydrangeas
July 28, 2018 - 7:13am
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