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December 7, 2018
Distinguishing between a Christmas and Thanksgiving cactus is easy if you know what features to look for. David Samson / The Forum
Growing Together: Is it a Christmas cactus or Thanksgiving cactus?
December 7, 2018 - 10:38am
A reader asks if anything can be done to prevent further damage from this crack in the trunk of a willow tree. Special to The Forum
Fielding Questions: Saving a split tree, response from a concerned reader and more
December 7, 2018 - 10:30am
December 1, 2018
Flocked trees have the appearance of freshly fallen snow like this collection from Baker Garden & Gift in Fargo. David Samson / Forum News Service
Growing Together: Making the choice between real and artificial Christmas trees
December 1, 2018 - 7:30am
Don Kinzler
Fielding Questions: An ailing spruce, adding ashes to soil and more
December 1, 2018 - 6:30am
November 17, 2018
A reader asks why this 8-year-old ponytail palm, named Dr. Seuss, has started drooping downward, even after being repotted. Submitted photo
Fielding Questions: Palm problem diagnosed, best watermelon variety and more
November 17, 2018 - 8:30am
Don Kinzler
Growing Together: 13 tips for never killing another houseplant
November 17, 2018 - 6:30am
November 10, 2018
Don Kinzler identifies this vine as Virginia creeper, whose botanical name is Parthenocissus quinquefolia. Special to Forum News Service
Vine identified, how to protect junipers and more
November 10, 2018 - 6:02am
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
October 27, 2018
A reader asks Don why one white carrot grew among all these more traditional orange carrots. Special to Forum News Service
What caused one white carrot, why aren't my peonies blooming yet and more
October 27, 2018 - 6:35am
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
Don Kinzler identifies the greenish-gray gourd at the front of this photo as heirloom squash, likely the Jarrahdale variety. Submitted photo
Heirloom squash identified, is it too late to plant bulbs and more
October 20, 2018 - 9:02am
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
Don Kinzler identifies this mystery vegetable as yellow eggplant. Submitted photo
What's this mysterious yellow vegetable, when to transplant shrubs and more
October 13, 2018 - 8:02am
October 6, 2018
The best way to prune hydrangeas depends on the type, such as this Hydrangea arborescens type, left, or this Hydrangea paniculata type with pyramid-shaped flower clusters, right. Special to Forum News Service
Spring is better for hydrangea pruning
October 6, 2018 - 8:00am