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Home and Garden
March 17, 2018
Hope for fighting deadly impatiens disease
Q: We stopped planting impatiens four years ago because they all died, and I read of a disease becoming prevalent. Everything I read indicated...
March 17, 2018 - 8:21am
March 11, 2018
Future smart homes will have roll-up TVs, brain-wave baths
Don't worry: Technology may come and go, but some things never change. In the not-so-distant future, cars will drive themselves and men may become...
March 11, 2018 - 6:58am
March 10, 2018
Cuttings develop healthier roots in media versus water
Q: I saved several coleus plants from last summer's outdoor planters, and I've been growing them indoors this winter. I'd like to start cuttings...
March 10, 2018 - 8:32am
Fargo's community gardens earn national recognition
I have a riddle for you: What weighs 58,000 pounds and involves 300 participants? (Hint: it has nothing to do with Norwegians changing a very...
March 10, 2018 - 8:04am
March 3, 2018
Area gardening programs offer something for everyone
By now, most of us who enjoy working in our yards and gardens have had our fill of winter. If you're ready for a hefty helping of spring fever,...
March 3, 2018 - 9:54am
Consider orchids for long-lasting bouquet
Q: I wanted to share a photo of the beautiful orchids my sister got our Mom for Valentine's Day. They are still looking nice in their vase of...
March 3, 2018 - 8:45am
March 2, 2018
Fargo couple to appear on 'House Hunters International' Friday night
FARGO — Last May, Bernie Erickson and David Hamilton's south Fargo neighbors must have thought they were a little bit crazy. The couple...
March 2, 2018 - 9:46am
February 25, 2018
'Energy-efficient' sunlight: How LEDs allow homeowners flexibility in their homes
FARGO — During these long winter months, Midwesterners tend to spend long hours in their home, soaking up the light when they flip on a...
February 25, 2018 - 1:58pm
February 24, 2018
Seed company offers intriguing new flowers, vegetables
FARGO — Gardeners experience a common conundrum. Each year seed companies fill catalogs with hot new flowers and vegetables, tempting gardeners...
February 24, 2018 - 8:22am
NDSU potato varieties are popular garden choices
Q: I plan to grow potatoes in my garden for the first time this spring. Are there varieties that do better than others in our region? - T. Hanson,...
February 24, 2018 - 8:00am
February 17, 2018
Rubber plants follow natural tree-like tendency
Q: My variegated rubber plant loses its lower leaves and just when I'm ready to throw it away, gorgeous pink leaves open on every stem during this cold, cold Fargo weather. Is there any way to keep those lower leaves from falling off? — Mary Jo McClellan, Fargo. A: Knowing a...
February 17, 2018 - 10:28am
Heritage houseplants: Readers share stories of long-living plants
In a recent column about long-lived houseplants, I invited readers to share stories about their own older-than-average plants. Houseplants become...
February 17, 2018 - 7:21am
February 10, 2018
Adding flair to cash-and-carry Valentine flowers
FARGO — Diamonds are high-priced and chocolates add calories. That's why flowers and Valentine's Day go together like Martha Stewart and...
February 10, 2018 - 11:05am
Neglected orchid blooms unexpectedly
Q: I don't have a question, but I have to share this with someone and since you know plants, it is you. Last year for Valentine's Day I received...
February 10, 2018 - 7:45am
February 6, 2018
Organization professional practicing what she preaches
SEATTLE — When we called Melissa Schmalenberger, she was drinking a cup of tea, wrapped in a cozy blanket while gazing at the Seattle skyline...
February 6, 2018 - 9:45am