‘Canary Bird’ rose

‘Canary Bird’ rose blooms in early May. (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

Hardwood cuttings from a special rose

Judith Adam

I'm going to try my hand at starting some hardwood cuttings from my single yellow ‘Canary Bird’ rose shrub (Rosa xanthina ‘Canary Bird’) that blooms in May.

Japanese painted ferns (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

Understanding variegated foliage

Judith Adam

Plants with variegated foliage, such as ‘Emerald Gaiety’ euonymus and Lamiastrum galeobdolon ‘Herman’s Pride’, usually start out as chimeras on a green plant. The green plant spontaneously develops a branch with attractively variegated foliage, and when noticed by a nurseryman, it’s cut and propagated.