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Strawberries are well-adapted to our region and can be grown in both gardens and landscapes. Forum News Service file photo
How to divide a dogwood, strawberry types, Juneberries and more
6 hours 14 min ago
To prolong bloom, remove yellow anthers immediately as each flower opens. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Growing Together: Recycle your Easter lily for a fun challenge
12 hours 23 min ago
Pussy willows begin to pop as soon as the weather warms and the sap begins to flow. John Zvirovski / The Sun
Spring pops with pussy willows
12 hours 36 min ago
April 17, 2019
Gardening programs planned next month
April 17, 2019 - 7:13am
April 13, 2019
A reader asks how far a hedge can be cut back and still survive after a long winter with plenty of snow and rabbit damage. Submitted photo
Fielding Questions: Can these winter-damaged hedges be saved, pruning shrubs and the best way to transplant rhubarb
April 13, 2019 - 1:00pm
A pair of Canadian geese enjoy a little snack in the yard to pass the time. John Zvirovski / The Sun
Enjoy nature's visitors in your garden
April 13, 2019 - 8:29am
When your lawn becomes dry and firm, rake up the loose grass. Damaged lawns usually recover as grass crowns begin spring growth. David Samson / Forum News Service
Vole damage is prevalent on lawns, and crabgrass is coming
April 13, 2019 - 7:00am
April 12, 2019
Ask a Master Gardener: Resist the urge to start lawn care too early
April 12, 2019 - 6:46pm
April 6, 2019
A reader wonders what can be done about snow mold on lawns. Submitted photo
Fielding Questions: Snow mold, low-hanging branches and moving asparagus
April 6, 2019 - 1:00pm
The pruning of deciduous trees and shrubs is best done while they are still dormant, before they begin to leaf out. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Your April yard and garden checklist
April 6, 2019 - 7:00am
Prairie Rose Garden Club to learn about composting
April 6, 2019 - 6:58am
Melting snow can show winter’s damage
April 6, 2019 - 6:57am
March 30, 2019
A reader asks if it's normal for a Thanksgiving cactus like this to rebloom in December and late March. Special to Forum News Service
Fielding Questions: Thanksgiving cactus reblooms, caring for hibiscus and battling voles
March 30, 2019 - 8:44am
Deep snow allowed rabbits access over protective fencing to damage this young hydrangea. David Samson / Forum News Service
Growing Together: Rabbit damage was prevalent this winter
March 30, 2019 - 8:40am
Various types of equipment and materials are available to help you grow your own plants. They range from inexpensive to expensive. John Zvirovski / The Sun
Start seedlings soon
March 30, 2019 - 7:00am