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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
Granular fertilizer should be cultivated in shallowly and then watered. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
How to fertilize trees, shrubs, flowers and fruits
May 26, 2018 - 8:15am
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
Wait to assess winter damage on evergreens until June to see if and where growth will resume. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Dead or alive perennials, and how to tell
May 19, 2018 - 8:37am
May 12, 2018
Pinching out the centers of clematis vines doubles the growth as shown by the new sprouts. David Samson / Forum News Service
Old-time gardening wisdom alive and well
May 12, 2018 - 6:30am
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
Don Kinzler, Growing Together gardening columnist for The ForumMichael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Knowing how deeply to plant can make or break garden
May 5, 2018 - 9:33am
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
Tomato cultivation in the vases of an urban garden on the terrace of an apartment. Stock image.
Beautiful gardens, no yard needed
April 28, 2018 - 7:58am
April 26, 2018
“Financially, we are crippled. Our credit is being threatened,” said Sue Brown on April 25, 2018. “Burnell is a 70-year-old veteran and should be enjoying retirement,” she said of her husband, Burnell Brown, who has esophageal cancer. The basement walls, retaining walls and old cabin foundation of their White Bear Lake, Minn., home are poured concrete, encasing old lead batteries.  Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Minn. man believes old batteries used in foundation robbed him of health, home
April 26, 2018 - 11:03am
April 21, 2018
Harvest and storage guidelines differ various types of vegetables and fruits. David Samson / Forum News Service
The seed varieties you should plant this spring
April 21, 2018 - 8:25am
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 20, 2018
Cherry Frost blooms in cycles from early July through October. Photo courtesy of Julie Overom.
New hardy rose variety was 16 years in the making
April 20, 2018 - 10:30pm
April 18, 2018
Spring weather - and wetness - are coming: Tips can help homeowners prevent basement flooding, ice dams
April 18, 2018 - 8:13pm