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May 5, 2018
Don Kinzler, Growing Together gardening columnist for The ForumMichael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Knowing how deeply to plant can make or break garden
May 5, 2018 - 9:33am
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
Tomato cultivation in the vases of an urban garden on the terrace of an apartment. Stock image.
Beautiful gardens, no yard needed
April 28, 2018 - 7:58am
April 26, 2018
“Financially, we are crippled. Our credit is being threatened,” said Sue Brown on April 25, 2018. “Burnell is a 70-year-old veteran and should be enjoying retirement,” she said of her husband, Burnell Brown, who has esophageal cancer. The basement walls, retaining walls and old cabin foundation of their White Bear Lake, Minn., home are poured concrete, encasing old lead batteries.  Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Minn. man believes old batteries used in foundation robbed him of health, home
April 26, 2018 - 11:03am
April 21, 2018
Harvest and storage guidelines differ various types of vegetables and fruits. David Samson / Forum News Service
The seed varieties you should plant this spring
April 21, 2018 - 8:25am
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
April 20, 2018
Cherry Frost blooms in cycles from early July through October. Photo courtesy of Julie Overom.
New hardy rose variety was 16 years in the making
April 20, 2018 - 10:30pm
April 18, 2018
Spring weather - and wetness - are coming: Tips can help homeowners prevent basement flooding, ice dams
April 18, 2018 - 8:13pm
April 14, 2018
Plants like this rubber plant should be potted in larger containers gradually. Submitted photo
Repot recently purchased rubber plant
April 14, 2018 - 7:55am
April 11, 2018
One dollar cleaning supplies that Jesse McKinley purchased at a dollar store is set up at his apartment in Albany, N.Y.  (Trevor Tondro/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Are your cleaning supplies becoming clutter themselves?
April 11, 2018 - 1:03pm
April 8, 2018
Handmade paper anemones by Livia Cetti of the Green Vase ($38 per stem, shop.thegreenvase.com).  Kate Mathis
Friends of faux: Designers embrace fake flowers
April 8, 2018 - 10:40am
Jake Fillipi says that learning what kids will like is important when creating a space for families transitioning from homelessness. Special to Forum News Service
New ND nonprofit works to end homelessness for families
April 8, 2018 - 6:44am
April 7, 2018
Braeburn apple trees aren't typically adapted to growing in this climate, but it may be possible to successful grow one by following a few care tips. Special to Forum News Service
Will Braeburn apple seedling survive?
April 7, 2018 - 6:35am
Although spring is late, we can work with Mother Nature for a successful growing season. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Playing catch-up in the garden
April 7, 2018 - 6:20am