Entries from January 2007

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

Encroaching Lawns

I received this question from Rosita: Cuento con un pequeño jardina frente a la casa como hacer una guarda protectora para el cesped? The Garden Lady was told that Rosita is asking for a way to protect her lawn from encroaching into her garden. This can be a big job but the end results will […]

Monday, January 29th, 2007

Plants in Crystal Pots

I received the following question from Sol: How can I conserve mini plants in crystal pots? Your question is not quite clear. Do you wish to plant miniature plants in crystal pots that have no drainage holes? What plants do you want to plant- miniature African violets, cacti, alpines? Remember plants do best when you […]

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Killing Parasite Vines

I received this question from Ms. Frye: I need to know how to kill a parisite vine.  It has elongated, heart shaped leaves, no blooms.  It has all but ruined my miniture rose bush and my hydrangia. I try to pull it up by the roots, but it is very fast growing and aggressive. For […]

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

Carl Linnaeus’ 300th Birthday

Matthew wrote: Did you know it is Carl Linnaeus’ 300th birthday this year!  Read about him here.  Thank you Matthew for reminding us and sending the excellent website. Readers can google up lectures and events around the world celebrating this birthdate.  

Friday, January 5th, 2007


The Garden Lady is really upset with herself. As I drive around town and see how lovely the pansies are that people had planted this fall, the Garden Lady wishes that she had planted them. Are readers aware that pansies are lovers of cool nights and slightly warmer days? See here. In the past this […]

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

Plants that even children can take care of

I received a great question from Matt about plants that children can care for.  He wrote, My kids (7 & 10) are showing a natural interest in raising their own plant or tree (similar to their interest in having an ant farm or collecting caterpillars) and I was hoping you could tell me of some […]