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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
April 21, 2018
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 14, 2018
Don Kinzler, Growing Together gardening columnist for The Forum. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Extended winter provides extra pruning time for gardeners
April 14, 2018 - 6:58am
March 31, 2018
Don Kinzler, Growing Together gardening columnist for The ForumMichael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Celebrating five years of columns with top garden tips
March 31, 2018 - 8:45am
March 24, 2018
You can prevent powdery mildew disease by avoiding overhead sprinkling and watering in the morning, rather than evening. Forum News Service file photo
How to prevent powdery mildew in garden
March 24, 2018 - 8:31am
Combination houseplant gardens are best separated into individual plants for long-term survival. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
How to turn gift plants into long-term houseplants
March 24, 2018 - 6:25am
March 19, 2018
Sunions are the result of 30 years of natural cross-breeding to produce the nation's first tearless onion. Photo courtesy of the National Onion Associationplay button
No more crying? Testing the tearless onion
March 19, 2018 - 6:49am
March 18, 2018
Tammy Swift, columnist
Staging your home not as easy as you think
March 18, 2018 - 6:31am
March 17, 2018
Impatiens downy mildew disease has devastated impatiens in flowerbeds across the United States for the past five to 10 years. Special to Forum News Service
Hope for fighting deadly impatiens disease
March 17, 2018 - 8:21am
Plant tags have valuable information about size, hardiness and preferred location. David Samson / Forum News Service
What to look for on plant descriptions
March 17, 2018 - 6:40am
March 10, 2018
Although cuttings like these coleus can root in water, they produce a better root system in a mixture of sand and peatmoss. David Samson / Forum News Service
Cuttings develop healthier roots in media versus water
March 10, 2018 - 8:32am
March 3, 2018
Illustration by Troy Becker / Forum News Service
Area gardening programs offer something for everyone
March 3, 2018 - 9:54am
As a cut flower, orchids in a vase can easily last from seven to 21 days, sometimes longer. Special to Forum News Service
Consider orchids for long-lasting bouquet
March 3, 2018 - 8:45am
March 2, 2018
Bernie Erickson, left, and David Hamilton of Fargo appear on HGTV's "House Hunters International" tonight. They shot their audition video in their backyard. Special to Forum News Serviceplay button
Fargo couple to appear on 'House Hunters International' Friday night
March 2, 2018 - 9:46am