Knock Out rose

'Clair Matin' rose (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

Healthy roses in bloom

Judith Adam

The roses are looking healthy and so far I don’t see any sign of the dreaded black spots that often plague the foliage of these shrubs.

Japanese maple (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

Japanese maples on a budget

Garden Making

Japanese maples are small trees and shrubs, suitable for almost any garden where there is half a day of sun and moist, organic well-drained soil.