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A Man Among Rhodies
Meet Dennis McKiver, Patrol Lieutenant for Californiaís Natural Resources Agency, Department of Fish and Wildlife. He is also a passionate rhododendron collector in Fort Bragg, California. Check him out here.
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published on August 13, 2014
True Myrtle
Our Mendocino County issue shows one handy plant for a beautiful hedge. True myrtle (Myrtle communis) grows in zones 8-10.
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published on June 15, 2014
How to Grow a Rose
Do you, like me, buy a rose just because itís gorgeous and you want it? I know, isnít that reason enough? Jeff Van Pelt, garden consultant, rose expert and lecturer sheds some light and explains rose care in easy terms. Find out here!
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published on March 26, 2014
Foxglove - Will the Real Biennial Please Stand Up?
Foxglove - is it really a biennial? Or is it perennial? How do you grow more? Confused or not, check here to see what the experts say, despite the catalogs.
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published on December 12, 2013
Caladium - What's New
Zhanao Deng, ornamental plant breeder and associate professor of environmental horticulture, Uni of Florida breeds caladium for gardeners and the commercial market. See his recommendations here.
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published on May 31, 2013
The Buffet Is Closed!
The best deer-resistant bulb selections and tips to make your garden or landscape gorgeous. Everything you ever wanted to know! Check here for tips from an Estate and Enhancement Manager for a landscape architecture firm.
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published on September 17, 2012
POTUNIAS IN THE GARDEN
Ruby Weinberg, long-time gardener and landscape designer, tells us about POTUNIAS, a new line of petunia and her recent "discovery" that could enhance your home property.
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published on April 05, 2011
DESIGN AND CONQUER - an astilbe bed all its own
Mid-winter is the perfect time to plan an all-astilbe bed. Expert gardener, Ruby Weinberg, clearly lays out everything you need to know: how to plan and know how many plants you need, cultivars and their descriptions and site planning. Read it all here.
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published on February 24, 2011
Orchids: Tropical Paradise
Bring a tropical paradise into your home this winter. Buy an orchid. Here's tips form two orchid breeders/growers on how to care for orchids and why they are so intriguing.
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published on February 08, 2011
The Christmas Cactus Business
Christmas cactus, Schlumbergera, is a cultish holiday plant. With no US breeders and a handful of growers, this plant hits a niche market. Find out why here.
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published on December 15, 2010
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