Entries from July 2007

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Raising Roses

                                                                                  TheGardenLady received this question from P. S: A friend is watering roses (I’m sorry, but I don’t know the variety) several times a week, for several hours at a time, with the hose on full blast, so that a swamp forms around the rose bushes.  The soil is heavy adobe clay, and we […]

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Acid Loving Plants

TheGardenLady received this question from Tamara  – I am looking for a list of plants that love acid soil and are edible – blueberries are one that springs to mind.  Are there others? I need a range of shrubs and smaller plants to go as a border. I’m replacing a camellia that is way too […]

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

Vinca Issues

                                                                                                     TheGardenLady received this question from John. I have vinca that I planted about 25 days ago in St.Louis, Mo in a sunny location. The leaves of all 40 vinca plants have turned yellow! What is causing this? I water them daily. Do they need fertilizer? When I planted them, I mulched this bed […]

Saturday, July 7th, 2007

Dead-Heading Knock-Out Roses – Is it Necessary?

                                                                               TheGardenLady received this question from Tracey.   The Knock-Out rose company says that it is not necessary to dead head the roses.  See here. Deadheading means to remove dying flowers from a flowering plant. The reason for deadheading is to trick a plant into producing more flowers. Plants make flowers to make the […]