Laurie Meyerpeter

Ask the Master Gardeners: Large pots are best choice to contain running bamboo

Question: I have a black bamboo that is too large for the pot. How and when should I divide it? Answer: Black bamboo is a running bamboo so it is wise to grow it in a container o ...

Ask the Master Gardeners: Bare-root plants are best choice for winter growing

Question: I am interested in growing food in my garden. Can I plant anything in the winter? Answer: There are many food plants that you can plant now but there are a few precautio ...

Ask the Master Gardeners: Crape myrtle blossom colors can depend on sun exposure

Question: I bought a red crape myrtle two years ago and this year when it bloomed the blossoms aren’t red, they’re deep pink. I wanted the red variety that I see planted in my ...

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 ...