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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
October 6, 2018
Canada Blooms rose flowers repeatedly throughout summer even after a light fall frost. David Samson / Forum News Service
(Not necessarily) the last rose of summer
October 6, 2018 - 8:00am
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
August 11, 2018
Gardens and flowerbeds are at full throttle in August, often requiring supplemental watering. David Samson / Forum News Service
August watering is crucial for gardening success
August 11, 2018 - 6:17am
August 4, 2018
A variety of blossoms fills this flower bed. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Time to pause and enjoy the flowerbed view
August 4, 2018 - 6:45am
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
July 21, 2018
Install plants so the rootball soil is just covered with backfill soil and water immediately.  Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
There's still plenty of planting season left
July 21, 2018 - 6:17am
July 14, 2018
If squash are planed next to ornamental gourds, will cross-pollination affect the squash’s flavor? Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Commentary: It's gardening quiz time!
July 14, 2018 - 7:52am
July 7, 2018
Prakash Mathew of Fargo believes flowers are like people: When you invest in them, they respond beautifully. David Samson / Forum News Service
Splendid flower gardens prove our region's grow-power
July 7, 2018 - 7:20am