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November 17, 2018
A reader asks why this 8-year-old ponytail palm, named Dr. Seuss, has started drooping downward, even after being repotted. Submitted photo
Fielding Questions: Palm problem diagnosed, best watermelon variety and more
November 17, 2018 - 8:30am
A mix of common vegetables used during the Thanksgiving feast usually consists of potatoes, onions, carrots, kale and squash. John Zvirosvki / The Sun
Celebrate the harvest at Thanksgiving
November 17, 2018 - 6:43am
November 10, 2018
A poinsettia is beginning the first stages of getting new flowers with a cluster of buds forming at the terminus of the stem. John Zvirovski / The Sun
Getting Christmas cactus, poinsettia to bloom again
November 10, 2018 - 6:59am
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
Hedge balls as a spider repellent?
November 3, 2018 - 7:19am
October 27, 2018
Garlic comes in many forms including whole garlic, garlic powder and commercial minced garlic in a jar. John M. Steiner / The Sun
Yes, this is the season for garlic
October 27, 2018 - 7:12am
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
October 13, 2018
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
Blooming kale looks its best in the garden during the cold weather of fall, as seen here Oct. 1. Take stock of the activity in the garden and document any project ideas now, so you can make a solid plan during winter for the future. John Zvirovski / The Sun
Take notes in the garden today
October 13, 2018 - 6:56am
October 8, 2018
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October 8, 2018 - 6:00am
October 6, 2018
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
Geraniums grow amazingly well in the garden and can easily be dug up and brought indoors for the winter months. John Zvirovski / The Sun
Try wintering over geraniums until spring
October 6, 2018 - 7:02am
September 29, 2018
The main horizontal limb on this Haralson apple tree broke halfway through under the heavy load of apples. Special to Forum News Service
Preventing apple tree breakage, how to save zinnia seeds and more
September 29, 2018 - 7:27am
September 22, 2018
Iris are among a short list of perennials that are best cut back in fall, rather than spring. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Should perennials be cut back in fall? It depends.
September 22, 2018 - 8:38am