Butterfly Rose

Multicolored roses and tree problems are the subjects of this month’s letters. Q: “A few weeks ago you mentioned a rose bush that had multiple colors. Could you please tell me the name of...

Ornamentals in the Rose Family

    I have a volunteer cotoneaster growing in my garden and I cannot decide whether to remove it or just let it be. A volunteer is a plant that sprouts from a seed you never planted. It com...

Indefatigable Iceberg Roses

Q: I’m curious about what to do about the “Iceberg” floribunda rose. The rose is so abundant in the San Fernando Valley – a beautiful bright display just about wherever you lo...

How To Turn Acorns Into Oak Trees

As daylight hours are reduced in the last days of December, gardening may be the last thing on your mind. But with the help of some Styrofoam cups and a little soil mix, you can start many plants ind...

Butterfly Rose Changes Color

The best part of writing about plants is the opportunity to share horticultural discoveries with the general gardening public. The hope is that information presented here will help to increase the be...