Dracaena deremensis 'Janet Craig'

Janet Craig, queen of indoor plants

Does anyone out there know Janet Craig?  She is undoubtedly a woman of distinction. Dracaena deremensis  ‘Janet Craig,’ named in her honor, was introduced to the nursery trade scarcely mo...

Abundant Harvests from Mountain Tops

Psalm 72 foretells the Messianic age, when heretofore imaginary phenomena – such as universal peace and prosperity – will become real, replacing the strife and poverty the world has known...

Coral Trees

The coral is the official tree of the city of Los Angeles, perhaps because – like the fame and fortunes found here – it grows quickly but is often short-lived. The coral tree’s root...

How to Select and Plant a Tree

Since trees should be planted in the fall, and since fall coincides with Halloween, I thought it might be appropriate to mention some of the horrors brought on by incorrect tree planting decisions an...

Carob Trees and Vegetable Gardens

Walking under a carob tree the other evening, I smelled a strong scent of chlorine bleach. This unusual fragrance is emitted by carob flowers when the nights turn cool.   In the San Fernando Val...

Ideally, Trees Should Never Be Pruned

Whenever I hear a complaint about trees, I am reminded of our precarious relationship with them. As part of our immediate environment, we demand that trees should be as close to us as is physically p...