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September 16, 2017
Don Kinzler, Growing Together gardening columnist for The ForumMichael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Mystery plant has edible berries
September 16, 2017 - 9:10am
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 9, 2017
Growing Nonstop begonias from seed is easy with time and care. Special to Forum News Service
How to grow Nonstop begonias from seed
September 9, 2017 - 8:17am
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
This field of zinnias is planted every year by homeowner Jim Koester, whose home is east of Dilworth, Minnesota. Special to The Forum
Field of zinnias draws readers' responses
September 2, 2017 - 7:33am
August 26, 2017
What to do about apple maggot infestation
August 26, 2017 - 10:19am
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 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
Joe-Pye Weed is a hardy perennial that isn't a weed at all; it's a wildflower native to much of the United States and blooms from midsummer until fall. Special to Forum News Service
A great perennial with a bad name
August 19, 2017 - 5:52am
August 12, 2017
iris flower with rain drops on the petals
GROWING TOGETHER: Translating quirky gardening terms into English
August 12, 2017 - 7:00am
FIELDING QUESTIONS: Playing the long game with rhubarb
August 12, 2017 - 6:00am
August 5, 2017
This perennial is penstemon, which is also called beard tongue. Special to Forum News Service
Let's play name that perennial
August 5, 2017 - 8:22am
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
July 29, 2017
Rust is a fungus disease that can be controlled by pruning out the affected areas, then spraying with a fungicide. Special to Forum News Service
Fielding Questions: How to manage rust on rose bushes
July 29, 2017 - 7:39am
Don Kinzler, gardening columnist
GROWING TOGETHER: When to harvest mid-summer garden produce
July 29, 2017 - 7:15am
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