Ask a master

Q. Someone was telling me about a white beet. Is there such a plant?

A. There is a white beet called “avalanche” that is a relatively new release. Look for some seeds on this plant in you favorite garden center or gardening catalog.

Q. I have a large window in the front of my home that I would like to screen with an evergreen plant. I want some light, but I do not like to keep the blinds drawn and car lights shine in at night. What would you suggest?

A. Some evergreen plants to consider, whether grown as a large bush or tree-like, would include wax leaf ligustrum, bottle brush, majestic hawthorn, sweet viburnum and podocarpus.

For answers to your gardening questions, call a Master Gardener at 209-0430.