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Home and Garden
January 18, 2020
Growing lemons in Fargo, clinging leaves and a bumpy lawn
Q: I just cut up the first lemon from my Fargo lemon tree, as shown in the photo, which also shows the tree from which it came. I wanted to try...
January 18, 2020 - 9:00am
Why are millennials suddenly obsessed with houseplants?
FARGO — How do you greet a new houseplant? Just say “aloe.” Weak joke aside, I’ve been curious why there’s a whole new wave of houseplant...
January 18, 2020 - 7:00am
January 11, 2020
A houseplant infested with insects, woodpecker control and seed-starting mix
Q: I’ve been interested in the recent questions about jade plants. I’ve been raising these succulents for decades, but twice I’ve run into...
January 11, 2020 - 9:00am
Hot new award-winning flowers and vegetables for 2020
FARGO — There’s a reason I look forward to January every year. It’s when the new All-America Selections award-winning flowers and vegetables...
January 11, 2020 - 7:00am
January 6, 2020
How to recycle items that don’t go in home recycling bin
Plastic bags, Amazon packaging, old cellphones and appliances are among items that can’t go into household recycling bins. With the local and...
January 6, 2020 - 12:15pm
January 4, 2020
Mystery plant identified, critter control suggestion and woodpecker damage
Q: Can you help me identify this plant? It first grew in my garden where I had planted a mixed packet of flower seeds. The flowers are such a...
January 4, 2020 - 9:00am
The latest gardening trends for 2020
FARGO — What does the future hold for those who enjoy working with plants? For the past 20 years, Garden Media Group has issued predictions...
January 4, 2020 - 7:00am
December 28, 2019
Tree leaves still clinging, more Autumn Blaze trouble and pesticide storage
Q: The attached photo of the silver maple in our front yard was taken Dec. 17. The tree is 23 years old and has yet to drop the majority of its...
December 28, 2019 - 9:30am
Rescuing trees and shrubs before it's too late
FARGO — Winter is a peaceful time around the yard and garden, as we take a break from weeding, watering and mowing. Unfortunately, rabbits...
December 28, 2019 - 7:00am
December 27, 2019
Does KFC’s finger lickin’ firelog really make your home smell like fried chicken?
FARGO — Who doesn’t love the smells of the season — fresh pine needles, roasting chestnuts, mulled wine? How about 11 herbs and spices?...
December 27, 2019 - 10:14am
December 21, 2019
Sharing an angel wing begonia, carrot-growing tips and a tipsy jade plant
Q: A year ago in fall I rescued an ailing angel wing begonia that did itself proud by growing to be a huge ball of blossoms this summer. I'm...
December 21, 2019 - 9:00am
Hanukkah-mas: Duluth woman celebrates interfaith holidays with home decor
DULUTH, Minn. — Paige Wright's Christmas tree has poinsettias ornaments, candy canes and, on top, a Star of David. Wright celebrates what she...
December 21, 2019 - 8:00am
New landscaping trend emphasizes winter beauty
FARGO — Well friends, another growing season is in the past, and we’ll soon be turning the calendar page to another year. Speaking of calendars,...
December 21, 2019 - 7:00am
December 14, 2019
Artist takes fresh angle on reclaimed wood art
DULUTH, Minn. — Britt Levander shakes a can of spray paint. A turquoise mist dusts darkened wood lath. She splatters paint speckles on top...
December 14, 2019 - 5:50pm
Hibiscus update, dormant seeding carrots and wilted poinsettia
Q: About a year ago, I sent you a picture of my hibiscus and asked what to do with it for the winter, as it hadn’t done well that summer. You...
December 14, 2019 - 9:30am