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Marc and Billi Jo Zielinski remodeled their dark, smaller kitchen to an open space for family and entertaining. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Cooking up community: Couple taps friends to create communal kitchen
13 hours 32 min ago
Nick and Ashlea Garrison paint their new home in Dayton's Bluff in St. Paul on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press
First-time homebuyers should get pre-approved, expect quick process
15 hours 46 min ago
June 16, 2018
The odd-looking growths on this cedar are the spore-producing bodies from a fungal disease called cedar apple rust. Special to The Forum
Unusual, slimy growths on cedar identified
June 16, 2018 - 7:30am
An emerald ash borer beetle on a green leaf. Thinkstock / Special to The Forum
As emerald ash borer beetle approaches, an update on invasive insects
June 16, 2018 - 6:45am
June 15, 2018
Melissa Schmalenberger, known as MS. Simplicity, has written her first book on kitchen organizing. Special to The Forum
How to get a clutter-free kitchen? 22 easy steps will make it happen, MS. Simplicity says
June 15, 2018 - 9:00am
June 9, 2018
Well-adapated hydrangea cultivars belong to the two species Hydrangea arborescens (pictured) and Hydrangea paniculata. Special to The Forum
Botanical names can help pick the right hydrangea
June 9, 2018 - 7:45am
Love of gardening transforms work into a pleasant pastime. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Taking 'work' out of yardwork
June 9, 2018 - 7:15am
June 2, 2018
Plants can be identified by searching for botanical clues. Special to The Forum
Shrub with beautiful flowers identified
June 2, 2018 - 7:30am
Irises, named after the goddess of the rainbow, have a wider range of available colors than any other perennial. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
The magnificent perennial named iris
June 2, 2018 - 7:00am
May 27, 2018
The Vitko Collection at the International Peace Garden contains more than 6,000 cactus and succulent plants with more than 4,500 different species. Photo courtesy of Kari L. Barchenger
International Peace Garden home to possibly the world's largest collection of cacti, succulents
May 27, 2018 - 9:00am
May 26, 2018
Although evergreen cones are often all referred to as "pine cones," it's important to properly identify evergreen types. Special to The Forum
When is a pine cone not a pine cone?
May 26, 2018 - 7:30am
Granular fertilizer should be cultivated in shallowly and then watered. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
How to fertilize trees, shrubs, flowers and fruits
May 26, 2018 - 7:00am
May 19, 2018
Although the tops of these shrub roses were winter-killed, new growth is starting from lower, more protected branches. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Dead or alive perennials, and how to tell
May 19, 2018 - 7:30am
Pine cones abound on this spruce tree. Special to The Forum
What do all the pine cones mean on transplanted spruce?
May 19, 2018 - 7:08am
May 12, 2018
Pinching out the central growing point of bedding plants like this salvia causes multiple side shoots to form that increase flowering. David Samson / The Forum
Old-time gardening wisdom alive and well
May 12, 2018 - 7:25am