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April 22, 2019
Earth Day will be observed Monday, April 22. This year's theme is "Protect Our Species." Getty Images / Special to Forum News Service
The Monday Mark: Happy Earth Day
April 22, 2019 - 8:13am
April 20, 2019
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
April 20, 2019 - 1:08pm
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
April 20, 2019 - 7:00am
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
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
March 30, 2019
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
March 22, 2019
Bright, natural colors are favored by many when it comes to spring decorating. Stock photo
Designers share spring home decor tips
March 22, 2019 - 4:21pm
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Five ways to spend the first weekend of spring
March 22, 2019 - 12:05pm
March 20, 2019
A reader asks Don if this geranium should be cut down again in March. Special to The Forum
Fielding Questions: Cutting back geraniums, a rough year for rabbit damage on trees and moving rhubarb
March 20, 2019 - 11:37am
March 13, 2019
A reader asks Don Kinzler about this round growth, which isn't a flower bud, on their cyclamen plant. Special to The Forum
Fielding Questions: Odd growth on a cyclamen, quackgrass in strawberries and controlling creeping Charlie
March 13, 2019 - 11:53am
March 12, 2019
According to the EPA, the average American produces 4.4 pounds of garbage per day. Thinkstock / Special to The Forum
Will the #trashtag challenge really get 'bored teens' offline and cleaning up the planet?
March 12, 2019 - 4:45pm
March 8, 2019
A reader asks Don Kinzler what she can do to help this hibiscus tree that starts to look "pretty sad" after a couple months in the house. Special to The Forum
Fielding Questions: Hibiscus trouble, vegetable spacing and creeping Jenny taking over the yard
March 8, 2019 - 4:35pm