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 ...

Loomis Farmers' Market makes fruitful return

After more than 10 years without a farmers' market in town, fresh fruit and produce fans can now shop at the Loomis Farmers’ Market on Sunday mornings. Local growers of fruits an ...

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 ...