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June 17, 2018
Nick and Ashlea Garrison paint their new home in Dayton's Bluff in St. Paul on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press
First-time homebuyers should get pre-approved, expect quick process
June 17, 2018 - 6:45am
June 16, 2018
The odd-looking growths on this cedar are the spore-producing bodies from a fungal disease called cedar apple rust. Submitted photo
Unusual, slimy growths on cedar identified
June 16, 2018 - 8:14am
A Japanese beetle on a leaf. Thinkstock photo
As emerald ash borer beetle approaches, an update on invasive insects
June 16, 2018 - 8:13am
Tiger Eye sumac has a very fine textured foliage of bright yellow in summer that changes to brilliant orange and red in autumn. John Zvirovski / The Sun
Sumac will create a beautiful autumn season
June 16, 2018 - 7:19am
June 11, 2018
Cara and Lyle Lere s yard at 501 5th St. NE has been selected as the second Yard of the Week for 2018 by the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce City Beautification Committee.
Leres have Yard of the Week
June 11, 2018 - 6:53am
June 10, 2018
Tammy Swift, columnist
Swift's tale of the sisterhood of the traveling couch
June 10, 2018 - 9:33am
June 9, 2018
Well-adapated hydrangea cultivars belong to the two species Hydrangea arborescens and Hydrangea paniculata (pictured). Special to Forum News Service
Botanical names can help pick the right hydrangea
June 9, 2018 - 6:50am
Prairie Rose Garden Club to meet Tuesday
June 9, 2018 - 6:41am
Dandelions tend to infest the lawn every spring, but they have a purpose and their flowers provide food for bees early in the season. John Zvirovski / The Sun
Do weeds have a purpose?
June 9, 2018 - 6:38am
Love of gardening transforms work into a pleasant pastime. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Commentary: Taking 'work' out of yardwork
June 9, 2018 - 6:02am
June 2, 2018
Plants can be identified by searching for botanical clues. Special to The Forum
Shrub with beautiful flowers identified
June 2, 2018 - 8:30am
Sweet corn gets tassels in midsummer to pollinate the young ears for cobs of corn. John Zvirovski / The Sun
Good flavor comes from sweet corn
June 2, 2018 - 8:26am
Iris, named after the goddess of the rainbow, have a wider range of available colors than any other perennial. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Commentary: The magnificent perennial named iris
June 2, 2018 - 8:25am
May 26, 2018
Although evergreen cones are often all referred to as "pine cones," it's important to properly identify evergreen types. Special to Forum News Service
Commentary: When is a pine cone not a pine cone?
May 26, 2018 - 8:20am
Granular fertilizer should be cultivated in shallowly and then watered. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
How to fertilize trees, shrubs, flowers and fruits
May 26, 2018 - 8:15am