Entries from August 2007

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

A Great Garden Site: Plants Free For Life

                                                                          TheGardenLady is fortunate to have her column read by people around the world.  One comment on my post Acid Loving Plants, was from Chris who lives in England. Chris has a lovely free website called Plants Free for Life that I think readers in any country would be happy to discover and read. Chris and […]

Monday, August 13th, 2007

Sex Therapy for Cucumbers

                                                                            TheGardenLady received this question from Jenny. I am growing lemon cucumber this year for the first time on a trellis in my garden in the Chicago area. I have many plants that are thriving and have dozens of blossoms. My problem is that only one blossom has set fruit so far. The plants […]

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

Zephyr Zucchini

                                                                           TheGardenLady received this question from Kelsi. I have a volunteer zucchini plant that popped up in my garden this year. However it is producing a bicolored zucchini I cannot identify.  It is green on the blossom end and yellow on the vine end.  Any ideas? How exciting to have a zucchini volunteer. I hope […]

Saturday, August 4th, 2007

Dying Topiary

                                                                               TheGardenLady received this question from Jina: I have 2 potted spiral trees that I purchased and planted myself 2 summers ago. They have survived extremely cold winters. I have feed and pruned them each spring. I recently noticed some brown limbs and looks like dying. I’m not sure what I have done wrong, and would […]

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Looking for a Beautiful Garden Tour?

                                                                                    One of the things TheGardenLady enjoys is visiting places with plants or plant related material. These include gardens, parks, arboretums, nurseries, farms, flower shows, farmers markets, etc.  These places can be private or public. If TheGardenLady is in the vicinity and the places are open to the public, TheGarden Lady will try to visit. […]

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

What Flowering Plant is Good to Grow in a Dorm Room?

                                                                   TheGardenLady received this question from Scott – I want to grow some plants in my dorm this coming fall.  I have a spider plant currently in a small pot. I’m looking for something unique that hopefully flowers and smells.  My room will be facing due east.  It will get direct sunlight when the sun […]