This Valentine’s weekend try preparing a dinner where you can enjoy spending time together over a fun meal which can be prepped ahead and served with a minimum of heating and plating. Prepping this together can be fun. Almost each component can be made in advance and finished with a minimum effort.
Several of our local “green foliage shrubs” have started turning a yellow to orange to a bronze coloration mostly, but not exclusively, affecting the tips of the plant. Buxus commonly known as Boxwood is one of those shrubs that is creating concerns due to the leaves changing color.
Fellow Gardeners, The information, dates and techniques in this blog are as accurate as I can currently offer. During the past three decades I have cared for, nurtured and observed tens of thousands of plants. With the help of many gardening friends I have attempted to offer on these pages some useful information to help […]
One of our favorite garden vegetables to grow are the many varieties of lettuce that are now available. Lettuce is especially easy to grow. You can start harvesting a crop within 15 days after you planted it in your garden or container! When its time to harvest our crops a frequently asked question is, “what […]
Steve Goto is a third generation nurseryman and well known for his famous tomato seminars and tomato tasting events held at Roger’s Gardens for more than 15 years. His broad range of experience as a grower spans from annuals, ornamentals, orchids to vegetables, which he specializes in. He is also well known as an expert […]
It’s the beginning of a new year. What this signifies to many gardeners is that it’s time to start planning for the upcoming spring and summer gardening season. Like clockwork, plant and seed catalogs are arriving in the mail, tempting us with pictures and descriptions of plants they want us to think we can’t live […]
Many customers have dropped in to ask why their Plumerias foliage is turning yellow and even starting to defoliate. Fortunately, this is a natural response to the local climate turning cool to cold. Very common for Plumerias at this time of the year in our location. Depending on the variety and flower color, some plants […]
Sometime when we look at the foliage of our plants we automatically think it is under attack from a large creature (usually a small insect) taking advantage of our poor defenseless plants.
Lance Walheim might be just about the smartest guy around when it comes to growing citrus in gardens. Lance is a professional citrus grower, co-founder of California Citrus Specialties, a commercial grower of dozens of citrus, including many lesser known varieties. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley with a degree in botany and the […]