Japanese maples

Foothill garden blends art, artistry

By Gloria Young Home & Garden When G.J. “Chris” and Carol Graves purchased their 2.3 acres in Newcastle in 1979, it was bare ground. “There was not a rock, tree nor anyth ...

Ask the Master Gardeners: Placement and proper watering important to keep Japanese maples healthy through heat of summer

Question: I just bought a Japanese maple from a nursery. The nursery said it is a sun-tolerant variety but when I planted it in my yard last July, in an area that gets full sun, it ...

Ask the Master Gardeners: Insufficient water is likely the problem behind Japanese maple ‘sunburned leaves’

Q: My Japanese maple is getting sunburned. The leaf edges are turning brown. How can I prevent this? A: Although frequently dubbed “sunburned leaves,” dry leaves on Japanese m ...

She has flourishing second career as a tree consultant

When Newcastle’s Vicky Bartish began considering a second career, the former emergency room nurse decided plants and trees were the obvious choice. When she retired from nursin ...

Her specialties are Japanese maples and bamboo

Laurie Meyerpeter has been gardening since she was 7 years old. I started growing sweet potatoes in jars. I put shriveled potatoes into pots of dirt and they grew, she said rece ...