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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
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
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
September 22, 2018
Don Kinzler says this reader-submitted photo shows common buckthorn, an invasive species that's toxic to humans. Submitted photo
Berries of invasive species toxic to humans, how to cut back lilacs and more
September 22, 2018 - 6:00am
September 15, 2018
Don Kinzler identifies this reader-submitted photo as Silver Buffaloberries. Submitted photo
Berries identified as edible, a rosebush hasn't ever bloomed and more
September 15, 2018 - 7:56am
September 8, 2018
Don Kinzler identifies this volunteer flower as Nicandra physalodes, known simply as Nicandra or apple-of-Peru. Submitted photo
Trumpet-shaped volunteer flower identified
September 8, 2018 - 7:32am
September 1, 2018
A before-and-after view of how a Fargo resident's Autumn Blaze maples look after treating for iron chlorosis. Submitted photo
Commentary: Photos show improvement after maple treated for iron deficiency
September 1, 2018 - 8:49am
August 25, 2018
West Fargo resident BeAnn Canton sent in this photo to show the success she's had in attracting monarch caterpillars after planting milkweed two years ago. Special to Forum News Service
Gardener successfully attracts monarchs with milkweed
August 25, 2018 - 6:54am
June 30, 2018
Nicole Welsch asks if this dipladenia plant, which wintered indoors, needs something else to bloom again. Special to Forum News Service
Overwintered dipladenia should bloom soon
June 30, 2018 - 7:48am
June 2, 2018
Plants can be identified by searching for botanical clues. Special to The Forum
Shrub with beautiful flowers identified
June 2, 2018 - 8:30am
May 26, 2018
Although evergreen cones are often all referred to as "pine cones," it's important to properly identify evergreen types. Special to Forum News Service
Commentary: When is a pine cone not a pine cone?
May 26, 2018 - 8:20am
May 12, 2018
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
May 5, 2018
Rutabagas are a root crop that grow well in Midwestern states. Special to Forum News Service
Old-time rutabagas back en vogue
May 5, 2018 - 8:36am
April 28, 2018
Aerial orchid roots are a sign the plant is happy, and it’s best to allow them to develop undisturbed. Submitted image.
Aerial roots on orchid are normal
April 28, 2018 - 8:28am
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
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