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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
In late June, after soil has warmed, mulch tomato plants to conserve moisture, control weeds and prevent blossom end rot. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
June's busy for gardening enthusiasts
June 22, 2018 - 12:19pm
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
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
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
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
Leaves and blooms add to the energy level of various plants in the landscape. John Zvirovski / The Sun
Leaves act as solar panels on all growing things
May 26, 2018 - 8:14am
Leaves and blooms add to the energy level of various plants in the landscape. John Zvirovski / The Sun
Leaves act as solar panels on all growing things
May 26, 2018 - 8:14am
May 19, 2018
Pine cones abound on this spruce tree. Special to Forum News Service
What do all the pine cones mean on transplanted spruce?
May 19, 2018 - 8:51am
Wait to assess winter damage on evergreens until June to see if and where growth will resume. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Dead or alive perennials, and how to tell
May 19, 2018 - 8:37am