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Don Kinzler


Don Kinzler, a lifelong gardener, is the horticulturist with North Dakota State University Extension for Cass County. Readers can reach him at

Read on as Don Kinzler explains how pine trees shed needles, the benefits of clover lawns and preventing powdery mildew.
The National Garden Bureau has declared 2023 to be the Year of the Amaryllis. Celebrate the occasion with these amaryllis tips from gardening columnist Don Kinzler.
In this week's Fielding Questions, Don Kinzler asks readers for help identifying a mystery key found in landscaping soil in north Fargo.
Gardening columnist Don Kinzler teaches readers about the fruit many will consume over the holidays.
In this week's Fielding Questions, Don Kinzler offers tips for treating an ailing hoya plant, wintering mandevilla and more.
Miss out on preparing your lawn and garden before the cold weather arrived? Don Kinzler shares tips and a last-minute checklist so you can be ready for spring.
In this week's Fielding Questions, Don Kinzler identifies a mystery vine, offers tips on harvesting stevia and give guidance on removing unwanted daylilies.
Today, gardening columnist Don Kinzler offers up a wide-ranging gardening quiz to test your knowledge.
Gardening columnist Don Kinzler answers questions about preventing tomato disease, the dangers of using black walnut leaves in mulch, and more.
"Even with nice fall foliage, I sometimes viewed autumn as the killjoy that brought an end to the spring and summer gardening season," InForum gardening columnist Don Kinzler writes. "My opinion of autumn has done a complete about face, and it’s made all the difference."