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November 16, 2018
One of the many decorated Christmas trees on display at the Festival of Trees in 2013 at the Fargodome. Forum News Service file photo
What you might not know about the Christmas tree
November 16, 2018 - 7:36am
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
Research shows trees communicate by sending underground electrical impulses and above-ground hormones or chemicals. File photo / Forum News Service
Are trees communicating? Research says yes.
November 10, 2018 - 6:01am
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
November 3, 2018
Here's your checklist for final fall lawn and garden tasks
November 3, 2018 - 8:10am
Don Kinzler offers advice to a reader wondering if they should cut back their chrysanthemum this fall. Special to The Forum
Leave mum tops intact for winter, dormant seeding and more
November 3, 2018 - 8:10am
October 27, 2018
Home is where the bus is: Family prepares for life aboard traveling house
October 27, 2018 - 2:56pm
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
What is the low temperature threshold for picking late season apples? Today's quiz has the answer. David Samson / Forum News Service
Test your green thumb IQ with this gardening quiz
October 27, 2018 - 6:30am
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
October 13, 2018
Research has shown that mulching leaves back into the lawn makes healthier turf as opposed to raking leaves away. David Samson / Forum News Service
Leave the leaves for a healthier lawn
October 13, 2018 - 8:18am
Don Kinzler identifies this mystery vegetable as yellow eggplant. Submitted photo
What's this mysterious yellow vegetable, when to transplant shrubs and more
October 13, 2018 - 8:02am
October 6, 2018
Canada Blooms rose flowers repeatedly throughout summer even after a light fall frost. David Samson / Forum News Service
(Not necessarily) the last rose of summer
October 6, 2018 - 8:00am
The best way to prune hydrangeas depends on the type, such as this Hydrangea arborescens type, left, or this Hydrangea paniculata type with pyramid-shaped flower clusters, right. Special to Forum News Service
Spring is better for hydrangea pruning
October 6, 2018 - 8:00am