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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
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
A reader submitted this photo of her neglected orchid plant that bloomed unexpectedly. Special to Forum News Service
Neglected orchid blooms unexpectedly
February 10, 2018 - 7:45am
December 23, 2017
Submitted photo
Christmas centerpiece made on the fly
December 23, 2017 - 7:30am
Its best to treat yellowjackets at night.
How to deal with the yearly fall nuisance of yellowjackets
September 23, 2017 - 8:51am
June 17, 2017
Don Kinzler, gardening columnist
Fielding Questions: Leaf galls appearing on area maples
June 17, 2017 - 10:22am
June 10, 2017
Phlox plants
How to prevent disease from attacking garden phlox
June 10, 2017 - 8:01am
June 3, 2017
Fielding Questions: Rejuvenating lilacs
June 3, 2017 - 11:48am
April 22, 2017
Don Kinzler, gardening columnist
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
April 22, 2017 - 10:15am
April 1, 2017
Don Kinzler, gardening columnist
Fielding Questions: Time to start dahlias indoors
April 1, 2017 - 9:14am
March 25, 2017
Evergreens don't often survive winter rabbit damage; replacement is typically the best option in a case like the one pictured. Special to The Forum
Fielding Questions: Rabbit damage can ruin evergreens
March 25, 2017 - 8:11am
March 18, 2017
Don Kinzler, gardening columnist
Fielding Questions: What causes cucumber fruits to curl?
March 18, 2017 - 8:49am
March 11, 2017
Staking newly planted trees keeps them stable until the tree’s roots have grown outward enough to keep the tree secure. Remove the stakes from most trees after one growing season, because tree trunks become stronger if allowed to sway in the breeze. Special to The Forum
How long should spruce trees be staked?
March 11, 2017 - 8:10am
March 4, 2017
Don Kinzler, gardening columnist
Fielding Questions: Helping a split crabapple tree
March 4, 2017 - 9:40am
February 25, 2017
This winter’s extended warm period has coaxed some perennials to begin growing dangerously early, which might cause problems. The alternating freezing and thawing tears plant roots as the soil expands and contracts. Special to Forum News Service
Perennials potentially damaged from early-season warmup
February 25, 2017 - 7:39am