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March 31, 2019
There have been many complaints this year about deer devouring landscape plants they haven’t bothered in the past. Deer can cause severe damage to plants and when they are starving. Forum News Service file photo
Ask the Master Gardener: Closing the plant buffet on deer
March 31, 2019 - 9:00am
March 3, 2019
Bromeliads are tropical plants in the pineapple family. Photo by Jennifer Knutson
Ask the Master Gardener: Bromeliads can add a splash of color during winter
March 3, 2019 - 2:00pm
Heather Mulder Peterson smiles in her home while recounting how she first fell in love with the craft of quilting. Minnesota Quilters named Peterson as the 2019 Quilter of the Year. Erica Dischino / Forum News Service
Quintessential quilts: Spicer woman, who draws inspiration from great-grandmother, is 2019 Quilter of the Year
February 3, 2019 - 4:43pm
A rosary made of the seeds of the Job's Tears plant. Photo by Jennifer Knutson
Ask the Master Gardener: How to grow a crop of Job's Tears
February 3, 2019 - 9:00am
December 30, 2018
A Christmas cactus. Photo by Jennifer Knutson
Ask the Master Gardener: Tips for tending to your holiday cacti
December 30, 2018 - 9:00am
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
November 4, 2018
Orchids should be watered weekly, but don't use too hot or too cold water. Photo by Jennifer Knutson
Ask the Master Gardener: The right and wrong ways to water orchids
November 4, 2018 - 9:00am
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
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
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
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 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
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