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January 25, 2020
Gardening in January? Here are some tips for shopping seed catalogs
Follow me as we head out into the garden. Don’t worry; the snow’s gone, the grass is green, the weather’s warm and the flower beds are...
January 25, 2020 - 8:00am
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 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 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
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
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
Which houseplants are poisonous to pets and kids?
FARGO — If you see it on the internet, it must be true, right? That makes for a good chuckle, but it can be problematic if you need accurate...
December 14, 2019 - 7:00am
December 7, 2019
A blooming jade, will poinsettias kill cats and storing grass seed
Q: I snapped this picture in November at our daughter Sara Spellman’s home in Denver. The family is fascinated because their jade plant has...
December 7, 2019 - 9:00am
Christmas gifts for gardeners
FARGO — Have you seen the latest thing in gardening gloves? Each fingertip has a large, curved, plastic claw, so you can dig, rake and plant...
December 7, 2019 - 7:00am