Entries from November 2006

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

Animal waste that is good for composts and fertilizers

Here is a compost/fertilizing question that I received from a Matt: I hope that this question isn’t too shocking, but I’ve been doing research on composts and fertilizers for small gardens and just wonder whether you know which types of animal waste are good composts/fertilizers and which aren’t. The Garden Lady thinks this is a […]

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Christmas flowers and plants

One of my faithful readers, Stephanie, and her husband are getting excited about Christmas.  Here are three questions she had about Christmas flowers and plants. 1. Are there any pretty Christmas/winter plants for the outside? 2. Besides the Christmas tree and the poinsettia, are there any other nice indoor Christmas plants? 3. Do you happen to know which […]

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006


The Garden Lady has received a request to speak about a different plant each week. Life is filled with such wonderful things happening, I don’t know if I can find the time to write about a different plant every week; but I will certainly try.   The first plant I want to speak about is […]

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Acidic Soil

Cindy sent me the following question about acidic soil.  I found your site searching for “acidic soil” because I think my soil might be too acidic and wanted to know how to find out and what to do about it. In general I’m just trying to figure out how to tell whether soil is good soil […]

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

Gardening in the Fall: Two questions from Joe

I received two more questions from Joe, one about mowing leaves and the other about chrysanthemums. Here are the two questions and my answers.

Monday, November 13th, 2006

Indoor herb gardens

Abby sent me these questions about growing herbs indoors.  I’m wondering about tips for an indoor herb garden.  How much light is required? Which types of herbs are easiest to grow?  How often do the herbs need to be watered?  And most importantly, do I need to worry about my cats eating them? Here are some tips […]

Monday, November 13th, 2006

Questions for the Garden Lady about planting at the Jersey shore, mums, coffee grinds, and plants that are good for the skin

The Garden Lady has received some more questions from different people.  Below are the questions and my replies.  

Thursday, November 9th, 2006

Flower names for your baby

Here is another question from Stephanie. Do you have any suggestions for rarely used plant names that would be good names for a baby, names besides Violet, Lilly, Rose, etc.? Here are my thoughts on this question.

Thursday, November 9th, 2006

Nutritious edible plants

The following question was sent to me by David: Are there any plants that are especially healthy to eat?  The reason I ask is that I am coping with a lifelong manageable disease and have been told that one of the keys to managing the disease is my diet.  I’m supposed to avoid processed foods […]

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

The latest time of year to plant shrubs and bushes in the Mid-Atlantic

Today TheGardenLady.org received this question from Stephanie: I was wondering what the latest time of year in the Mid-Atlantic region that you should plant shrubs and bushes.  Before I answer Stephanie’s specific question, I want to tell both Stephanie and all my readers about one of the best, if not the best, gardening resource to […]