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DON KINZLER

Gardening columnist Don Kinzler wonders how raccoons know when you're planning to harvest sweet corn the next day, why "lily" is included in the name daylily when they aren't even in the lily family, and other mysteries.
Don Kinzler also answers questions about pear trees that can produce fruit in the region and when to dig up onions.
Gardening columnist Don Kinzler addresses how to remove trunk suckers or basal suckers, and also answers questions about reworking a perennial flower bed and mulching around a tree.
Gardening columnist Don Kinzler offers advice on a squash vine infestation, as well as how to kill creeping Charlie in lawns and ways to prevent green areas on potatoes.

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Gardening columnist Don Kinzler says it's about the most common question he receives: why maple trees are doing poorly in some landscapes. Often, iron chlorosis is to blame.
"Fielding Questions" columnist Don Kinzler answers questions about a damaged chokecherry tree, as well as how to control the common weed purslane and if it makes sense to fertilize yards right now.
"Fielding Questions" columnist Don Kinzler replies to a reader concerned his cottonwood is dying prematurely.
For better emergence, Don Kinzler recommends applying a light layer of moistened peatmoss or compost over the row your row of carrots. Old timers often laid a board over the row and removed as soon as the tiny seedlings broke the soil surface.
"Fielding Questions" columnist Don Kinzler gives advice on a linden tree, as well as what to do about tree suckers sprouting in lawns.
Don Kinzler says weeding is just one of the many projects to take on outside this time of year.

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"Fielding Questions" columnist Don Kinzler also advises a reader on the best time of year to divide and share rhubarb.
"Growing Together" columnist Don Kinzler says measures taken on a hot, windy day can save plant lives.
"Fielding Questions" columnist Don Kinzler also advises readers on a pesky beetle that is prevalent in gardens again this year and how to prevent deer damage to yards and gardens.

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