Entries from November 2007

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Hardiness Temperature Zones: What Zone Will Make My Plant Happy?

  TheGardenLady has been writing about a hardinessTemperature Zone Map for use when planning and planting your gardens. For those readers who wonder what TheGardenLady is writing about, let me explain. There are a number of factors/needs that are involved in growing plants. For example, each plant has its special water needs, special soil needs or […]

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Winter Care of Knock-Out Roses

TheGardenLady received this question from Julia. How do I prepare my KNOCK-OUT Roses for winter? KNOCK-OUT Roses were bred to be almost maintenance free. So, if you live in zone 5 or a warmer climate, winter maintenance is minimal. The KNOCK-OUT rose site says that “Knock-Out Roses were bred with greater cold weather tolerance to […]

Monday, November 26th, 2007

How to Deal with a Sick Mother-In-Law Plant

  TheGardenLady received this question from Dawn: Someone gave me a mother inlaw plant and said it lives outside and that I couldnt kill it, but it looks like its dying now…will it die in the winter and rebloom in the summer? Plants that will grow outdoors all year long come from a place that […]

Monday, November 12th, 2007

Growing Plants in Containers

  TheGardenLady received this question from Yoonsin Park: I live in a condo with a small patio.  Due to that I can only have container plants.  I don’t want to get larger & larger containers as the plant grows.  I just want to get one container and the plant to retain itself in it.  What is […]

Monday, November 12th, 2007

Making a Garden Bed when there is Sod

  TheGardenLady received this question from Karen Meadows: How do you layer over sod to make a garden bed? To make a garden where one has sod, you must remove all the sod just as you would have to remove any type of grass. This can be back breaking work.  A slow, easier approach would […]