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July 18, 2003
THE GARDEN FANATIC "I feel coming on a strange disease ... " FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT "Why this is very midsummer madness." BILL SHAKESPEARE As a consequence of our on-and-off warm, humid and overcast weather, I have been busy dispensing advice on pest and disease management to clients and friends. During my Design Review rounds, I find that questions regarding insects and mildew, often take precedence over ocean views and privacy. I don't mind.
NEWS
May 9, 2003
THE GARDEN FANATIC "There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence." -- RALPH WALDO EMERSON " ... roses, at your back porch, break their blood, And bud to test surprises of sea air ..." -- HOWARD MOSS No matter the name or reputed resistance of a particular rose, insect and foliage disease are likely to come its way. Prevention is the key to keep pest and disease damage to a minimum. Naturally, a healthy and vigorous rose is much more likely to ward off problems than one that is under stress from lack of water or nutrients.
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By STEVE KAWARATANI | April 20, 2007
"The mortal enemies of man are not his fellows of another continent or race; they are … the disease germs that attack him and his domesticated plants and the insects that carry many of these germs as well as working notable direct injury." -- W.C. Allee "Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't." -- Erica Jong "Take back your garden from pesky pests with natural methods that work without eco-unfriendly poisons" says Ideal Bite, a website that offers daily tips for a "greener" life.
NEWS
May 27, 2005
STEVE KAWARATANI "In real life, unlike in Shakespeare, the sweetness of the rose depends upon the name it bears." --Hubert H. Humphrey "I breathe the morning air of the world while the scent of Eden's roses yet lingered in it ... " --Alexander Smith I began my romance with roses when I discovered there are others besides those named "Apricot Nectar," "Peaches 'n Cream" and "Butterscotch." The masters of the rose world have often produced amazing flowers of perfect proportion, color, and scent, but sometimes I find their name selection enervating.
NEWS
May 9, 2003
HAPPENINGS It's all in the mind Children open their minds to art during Imagination Celebration. B1 ALSO: Dennis McTighe talks weather trends. A7 Bobbie Allen explores The Redfern Gallery and De Ru's Fine Arts. B2 Sherwood Kiraly gets curious about book club conversations. B4 Find out about where to hike. B7 The Garden Fanatic talks pests. B7 James Pribram appreciates the surf life of Laguna. B9 Catharine Cooper chases the muse.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Steve Kawaratani | May 14, 2010
“I breathe the morning air of the world while the scent of Eden’s roses yet lingered in it...” — Alexander Smith No matter the name or reputed resistance of a particular rose, insect and foliage disease are likely to come its way. Prevention is the key to keep pest and disease damage to a minimum. Naturally, a healthy and vigorous rose is much more likely to ward off problems than one that is under stress from lack of water or nutrients. During warm weather roses should receive one to two inches of water per week.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Steve Kawaratani | April 24, 2009
Spring has arrived, and after a season’s growth, it is time that our peppermint tree and Cajeput tree should be laced. I am wondering if my neighbors will do the same, as their trees have substantially obstructed our view toward the ocean and village. We live in what the Sunset Western Garden Book calls the fuchsia belt — mild winters and relatively cool summers. Our often-foggy days, aptly called modified sunlight, provide the requisite atmospheric and soil moisture.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Steve Kawaratani | April 23, 2010
“Imagination is more important than knowledge…” Spring has set in, despite the remains of a rainy season. Over a strong cup of Catharine’s special brew, I view our garden with anticipation. I have cleared out the accumulation of last year’s overgrowth, in preparation for planting and can imagine where new flowers will flourish. Laguna lies in what the Sunset Western Garden Book calls the fuchsia belt — mild winters and relatively cool summers.
NEWS
April 23, 2004
THE GARDEN FANATIC "The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose." -- Hada Bejar "The real secret to success is enthusiasm." -- Walter Chrysler Growing roses is much like life -- it requires enthusiasm if you want to be successful. No matter the name or reputed resistance of a particular rose, insect and foliage disease are likely to come its way the next few months. Prevention is the key to keep pest and disease damage to a minimum.
NEWS
By: STEVE KAWARATANI | October 7, 2005
o7"Because it's there."f7 --George Mallory o7"I'd love to turn you on."f7 --The Beatles It beckoned to me, like Catalina silhouetted by a brilliant blue sky. A warming breeze was followed by passerines, eager to find sanctuary and nourishment. The staccato beat of a neighbor's jackhammer triggered construction memories, which heightened my anticipation for escape. I fitted on my gloves and hat as I entered our garden My eyes, trained by years of retail and design-review service, scanned the landscape.
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By Barbara Diamond, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | November 11, 2010
State officials have declared Laguna Beach ground zero for a deadly threat to California's palm trees. The discovery of the red palm weevil in two trees in North Laguna is the first time the destructive pest has been found in the United States, according to the state Department of Food and Agriculture. Its presence in California poses a dire threat to landscape palms and the date palm industry. "It is very serious because the weevil gets inside the trees and sucks the life out of them," said former Mayor Ann Christoph, a Laguna Beach landscape architect.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Steve Kawaratani | May 14, 2010
“I breathe the morning air of the world while the scent of Eden’s roses yet lingered in it...” — Alexander Smith No matter the name or reputed resistance of a particular rose, insect and foliage disease are likely to come its way. Prevention is the key to keep pest and disease damage to a minimum. Naturally, a healthy and vigorous rose is much more likely to ward off problems than one that is under stress from lack of water or nutrients. During warm weather roses should receive one to two inches of water per week.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Steve Kawaratani | April 23, 2010
“Imagination is more important than knowledge…” Spring has set in, despite the remains of a rainy season. Over a strong cup of Catharine’s special brew, I view our garden with anticipation. I have cleared out the accumulation of last year’s overgrowth, in preparation for planting and can imagine where new flowers will flourish. Laguna lies in what the Sunset Western Garden Book calls the fuchsia belt — mild winters and relatively cool summers.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Steve Kawaratani | April 24, 2009
Spring has arrived, and after a season’s growth, it is time that our peppermint tree and Cajeput tree should be laced. I am wondering if my neighbors will do the same, as their trees have substantially obstructed our view toward the ocean and village. We live in what the Sunset Western Garden Book calls the fuchsia belt — mild winters and relatively cool summers. Our often-foggy days, aptly called modified sunlight, provide the requisite atmospheric and soil moisture.
NEWS
By STEVE KAWARATANI | April 20, 2007
"The mortal enemies of man are not his fellows of another continent or race; they are … the disease germs that attack him and his domesticated plants and the insects that carry many of these germs as well as working notable direct injury." -- W.C. Allee "Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't." -- Erica Jong "Take back your garden from pesky pests with natural methods that work without eco-unfriendly poisons" says Ideal Bite, a website that offers daily tips for a "greener" life.
NEWS
By: STEVE KAWARATANI | October 7, 2005
o7"Because it's there."f7 --George Mallory o7"I'd love to turn you on."f7 --The Beatles It beckoned to me, like Catalina silhouetted by a brilliant blue sky. A warming breeze was followed by passerines, eager to find sanctuary and nourishment. The staccato beat of a neighbor's jackhammer triggered construction memories, which heightened my anticipation for escape. I fitted on my gloves and hat as I entered our garden My eyes, trained by years of retail and design-review service, scanned the landscape.
NEWS
By: STEVE KAWARATANI | September 30, 2005
o7"What happens depends on our way of observing it or on the fact that we observe it." f7--Werner Heisenberg o7"I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals. I'm a vegetarian because I hate plants." f7--A. Whitney Brown By the appearance of our gardens, it might appear that we are all vegetarians during the summer. It's not that we hate plants... but road trips, beach time, and divorce proceedings can get in the way of a beautiful garden.
NEWS
July 8, 2005
STEVE KAWARATANI "I feel coming on a strange disease ..." --Frank Lloyd Wright "Why this is very midsummer madness." --Bill Shakespeare As a consequence of our on-and-off warm, humid and overcast weather, I have been busy dispensing advice on pest and disease management to clients and friends. During my Design Review rounds, I find that questions regarding insects and mildew often take precedence over ocean views and privacy. I don't mind.
NEWS
May 27, 2005
STEVE KAWARATANI "In real life, unlike in Shakespeare, the sweetness of the rose depends upon the name it bears." --Hubert H. Humphrey "I breathe the morning air of the world while the scent of Eden's roses yet lingered in it ... " --Alexander Smith I began my romance with roses when I discovered there are others besides those named "Apricot Nectar," "Peaches 'n Cream" and "Butterscotch." The masters of the rose world have often produced amazing flowers of perfect proportion, color, and scent, but sometimes I find their name selection enervating.
NEWS
April 29, 2005
STEVE KAWARATANI "There's a rose for everyone." -- Rayford Reddell "Happy birthday to you." Enjoying roses is easy. After all, there is a rose for everyone. Growing roses, however, requires enthusiasm if you want to be successful. No matter the name or reputed resistance of a particular rose, insect and foliage disease are likely to come its way the next few months. Prevention is the key to keep pest and disease damage to a minimum.
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