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Man charged in murder of elderly Minnesota couple also tied to Granite Falls shooting
More than 5 million birds dead from bird flu outbreak
Fargo man accused of assaulting Detroit Lakes cop
Audit reveals millions in ND tuition waivers for out-of-state students
Senate looking to restore LGA funding to 2002 level
Overmyer leads Panthers to runner-up honors
Meyer, Haataja pitch Braves to PRC wins
Tigers rebound from loss to Blackduck to rout Red Lake
Leckner shares medalist honors with 41 in NPC meet
Bemidji defeats Panthers 6-1
LOWELL "BABE" BROOKS
EVELYN J. LARSEN
Gigabit Internet service comes to Lake George area
Beeswax products are a sweet remedy
RD Offutt employees clean Straight River roadside ditches
Minnesota grocer Coborn's to add four Wisconsin stores
Whimsical sculptures fill Nemeth Art Center gallery
2015 expectations of the fishing season are pretty good
The season ahead: fishing tourneys each month
Letter: Stop the pollution of our water
Editorial: Severe LGA cuts a betrayal to Greater Minn.
Editorial: Working to meet the needs of a healthy community
Letter: Deforestation is irresponsible
Letter: Sandpiper - It's not over, folks
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June 2, 2010
HORTISCOPE: Cut back lilacs, spade roots to get bushier shrubs
Q: I have some lilacs that bloom every year. They are very tall and planted in a row. For the most part, they only bloom on top. I have seen so many lilac bushes that are round and full and covered in blooms. How can I get mine to bloom like that? A: After they finish blooming...
June 2, 2010 - 1:00pm
Park Rapids Garden Club sale perennials disappeared quickly
June 2, 2010 - 1:00pm
May 19, 2010
Too much love and care is killing bleeding hearts
Q: I ordered a bleeding heart plant that was just starting to grow when it arrived. I potted it according to the directions. The soil I used was Jiffy Organic Seed Starting Mix and I mixed in some Pennington All Purpose Plant Food 6-10-10. After two weeks, my plant turned brown. All...
May 19, 2010 - 1:00pm
May 5, 2010
Lots of new offerings at the garden shops
Gardeners itching to get their fingers in the soil have lots of new choices this growing season. Above normal temperatures mean many have already jump-started the growing process, especially dedicated container gardeners. 'They can just bring them in and out" as temperatures...
May 5, 2010 - 1:00pm
April 28, 2010
Hortiscope: Double-paned clear walls best for local greenhouses
Q: I have two rows of arborvitaes that vary in height. Some are leaning and some bent almost at a 90-degree angle. Some of the stems are bent about halfway down. Unfortunately, there isn't room to stake them up because of a parking lot a few feet from the trees. Any ideas how we could...
April 28, 2010 - 1:00pm
April 21, 2010
Hortiscope: Reader wonders how to sterilize a black walnut tree
Q: I enjoy reading your seemingly infinite insights on trees. I have come to realize how much people care for their black walnut trees. I also am fond of the two I have in my backyard. However, I would love to have one that doesn't produce nuts. I'm talking huge crops every year!...
April 21, 2010 - 1:00pm
April 14, 2010
Hortiscope: Roundup won't kill tree roots growing in sewer lines
Q: In 2009, I planted some apple trees. I was told to paint the trunks so they wouldn't burn in the sun. I painted them with an oil-based enamel...
April 14, 2010 - 1:00pm
April 7, 2010
Hortiscope: Covering, rotating squash may curb nasty vine borer
Q: We have been having troubles with a worm that burrows through the stem of our vine plants about 2 inches above ground. The worm leaves a visible hole, especially on our winter squash. It killed our cucumbers and summer squash plants. I found one in the stem of a buttercup squash...
April 7, 2010 - 1:00pm
March 31, 2010
Getting the jump on the flowering season
March 31, 2010 - 1:00pm
Hortiscope: 55-year-old dieffenbachia needs a fan to move the air
Q: I have dieffenbachia plants that are very healthy. However, I can't keep them growing upright. They start to get top-heavy and then bend and curl. The parts that grow from the stumps after making a cutting seem the most susceptible. My place only gets sun from one direction. I...
March 31, 2010 - 1:00pm
March 17, 2010
Hortiscope: Plant light may cure flowering cactus' odd growth
Q: I have a Norway maple with longitudinal cracks from the ground up. I know this is normal for this species, but my question concerns structural integrity. Two tree service companies have looked at it and given me removal estimates. However, there was no clear opinion on whether...
March 17, 2010 - 1:00pm
March 10, 2010
Sprouting tulips should be left alone in the cold
Q: I have two maple trees, but only one leafed out last year. They both had buds. I suspect the one froze out. Will my tree leaf out this spring? I also have a big perennial garden with two arbors. Both of them are covered with honeysuckle vines that are 10 years old. Last year, both...
March 10, 2010 - 1:00pm
March 3, 2010
Hortiscope: Don't use nails if plants have an iron deficiency
Q: I have a 12-year-old river birch that keeps dropping small limbs, but it looks healthy. I seem to remember hearing something about possibly some type of worm that may be causing this to happen. I don't see any signs of where a squirrel may be doing the damage. The limbs that are...
March 3, 2010 - 1:00pm