Entries from May 2007

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

Caring for Marigolds

                                                                           TheGardenLady received this question from Sammy. I am trying to grow marigolds on my balcony. They were already partially grown when I got them and were already flowering now they are starting to get lots of  flowers and the leaves are starting to fall off. I need some advice on pruning  them. Is there […]

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

Rhododendron Blues

                                                                      TheGardenLady received this question from Abe: I have this Rhododendron in my front yard that is not blooming, and seems sick, and I don’t know why.  My neighbor says that it has a fungus on it.  Do you have any ideas about how to cure an unhealthy rhododendron?  There are many good sites on the […]

Saturday, May 26th, 2007


                                                                         TheGardenLady received this question from Kevin: I have a very small front area,very small,2’x25′ with very little sun.  I was thinking about some kind of ornamental grass for height and some other colorful flowers. Any ideas? For a shaded, narrow, long garden, foliage interest might be what you are looking for. Hostas are definitely […]

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

Romeo and Juliet Pansies

                                                                         TheGardenLady received this queston from Samantha. How do you grow (Romeo & Juliet mixed color) pansies? Are they a shade pansy? Plant these fragrant pansies in the  Autumn/Winter.  They like cool weather to bloom. They hate hot weather.  In cool weather they will give you two seasons of bloom – first in the fall […]