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September 15, 2018
Don Kinzler identifies this reader-submitted photo as Silver Buffaloberries. Submitted photo
Berries identified as edible, a rosebush hasn't ever bloomed and more
September 15, 2018 - 7:56am
September 8, 2018
Don Kinzler identifies this volunteer flower as Nicandra physalodes, known simply as Nicandra or apple-of-Peru. Submitted photo
Trumpet-shaped volunteer flower identified
September 8, 2018 - 7:32am
September 1, 2018
A before-and-after view of how a Fargo resident's Autumn Blaze maples look after treating for iron chlorosis. Submitted photo
Commentary: Photos show improvement after maple treated for iron deficiency
September 1, 2018 - 8:49am
August 25, 2018
West Fargo resident BeAnn Canton sent in this photo to show the success she's had in attracting monarch caterpillars after planting milkweed two years ago. Special to Forum News Service
Gardener successfully attracts monarchs with milkweed
August 25, 2018 - 6:54am
August 18, 2018
Kathy Greener, of Fargo, wonders what kind of weed is responsible for this flower. Special to Forum News Service
Commentary: A weed in sheep's clothing
August 18, 2018 - 7:13am
August 11, 2018
Don Kinzler identifies this tree as a black walnut. Submitted photo
Black walnut tree could provide excellent fudge
August 11, 2018 - 6:00am
August 4, 2018
Don Kinzler identified this reader-submitted photo as yellow chokecherries, which occasionally grow among the more common type of chokecherries. Submitted photo
Commentary: Berry mystery unraveled
August 4, 2018 - 8:06am
July 28, 2018
A reader in Breckenridge, Minn., wonders when he should remove this smaller trunk coming out of a 10-year-old birch tree. Special to Forum News Service
Commentary: Nipping a birch problem in the bud
July 28, 2018 - 7:26am
July 21, 2018
Powdery mildew is a disease that causes a grayish-white coating on the foliage of peonies, lilacs, zinnias, roses, vine crops and many other plants. Submitted photo
Powdery mildew on peonies a common problem
July 21, 2018 - 6:03am
July 14, 2018
A reader submitted this photo of an ash tree growing in a silo west of St. Hilaire, Minn. Special to Forum News Service
Tree emerging from silo found place in sun
July 14, 2018 - 7:42am
July 7, 2018
NDSU’s Prairie Expedition Elm is among the elm tree cultivars that’s resistant to Dutch elm disease. Special to Forum News Service
Prairie Expedition Elm a disease-resistant, NDSU variety
July 7, 2018 - 7:25am
June 30, 2018
Nicole Welsch asks if this dipladenia plant, which wintered indoors, needs something else to bloom again. Special to Forum News Service
Overwintered dipladenia should bloom soon
June 30, 2018 - 7:48am
June 22, 2018
Plum pockets, caused by the Taphrina fungus, led to this young plum tree developing deformed fruits. Special to Forum News Service
'Plum pockets' could be cause of browning fruit
June 22, 2018 - 12:21pm
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
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