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July 17, 2017
Stephanie Jensen talks about the different flower gardens in her yard. Various hardy perennials attract beneficial insects, birds and an occasional deer. Photos by John L. Steiner
Perennials and hard work
July 17, 2017 - 6:35am
July 15, 2017
Lawn grass goes dormant during extended dry periods, but a small amount of moisture is eventually needed to keep crowns alive. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Growing Together: Pulling yard and garden through dry times
July 15, 2017 - 9:17am
This small spider looks up to the lens before exiting the scene on this black-eyed Susan flower. John M. Steiner / The Sun
Staredown with a spider
July 15, 2017 - 9:16am
The circular cutouts on these rose bush leaves are made by leafcutter bees, which use them for nesting material. Special to Forum News Service
Leaf cut-outs from beneficial insect won't harm rosebush
July 15, 2017 - 8:01am
July 8, 2017
Japanese Beetles, which are smaller than a dime, have recently been found in our area. They can causse devastation to a wide variety of ornamentals and food crops. Dave Wallis / The Forum
Growing Together: Our help is needed to stem Japanese beetle attack
July 8, 2017 - 10:23am
Potentilla bushes blooming in the garden add a nice focal point for a bright color. John Zvirovski / The Sun
For blooms all season, try potentilla
July 8, 2017 - 7:13am
July 2, 2017
Pauline and George Economon's backyard features a babbling brook. Cody Rogness / Forum News Serviceplay button
Couple enjoys their backyard oasis featuring creek, kitchen
July 2, 2017 - 9:02am
July 1, 2017
An early blooming clematis Countess de Bouchard really commands attention in a Jamestown garden. John Zvirovski / The Sun
Bring a profusion of color with clematis
July 1, 2017 - 7:01am
June 24, 2017
Autumn Blaze maple often struggles in heavy alkaline clay soil.
Dave Wallis / Forum News Service
What's causing all the tree troubles?
June 24, 2017 - 7:08am
June 17, 2017
Spraying to prevent damage from apple maggots, the region's most serious insect pest, should begin about June 20.Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Growing Together: A healthy apple harvest starts with June care
June 17, 2017 - 9:21am
June 10, 2017
June is a busy month in the vegetable garden. David Samson / Forum News Service
A June to-do list for your garden
June 10, 2017 - 8:00am
A plant recently moved from the indoors to the outside in full sun ended up getting the leaves burned, but in time the branches will redevelop leaves. John Zvirovski / The Sun
What is wrong with my plant?
June 10, 2017 - 6:45am
June 3, 2017
Water perennial and annual flowers after planting and monitor watering closely until they root in.Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Growing Together: Taking the guesswork out of yard and garden watering
June 3, 2017 - 9:47am
May 27, 2017
Nominate a deserving yard within the city for a chance to win the Yard of the Week to promote beautiful yards. John Zvirovski / The Sun
Become a part of the City Beautification Program
May 27, 2017 - 7:15am
Bleeding heart remains a long lived old-fashioned favorite plant. David Samson / Forum News Service
Perennial Favorites: New varieties of our favorite plants
May 27, 2017 - 6:38am
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