Entries from December 2007

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

Christmas Themed Plants

TheGardenLady received this question from Sally: Are there any other Christmas themed plants other than the mistletoe? There are numerous Christmas themed plants and there is a long and interesting history of the reasons for the use of these plants during the holiday season. Many of these holiday themed plants are used in the US […]

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

Aspidistra: The Cast Iron Plant

  TheGardenLady received this question from Rachel: I’m at college studying floristry and I’m trying to find the seasonal availability for Aspidistra but can not find it anywhere.  I was wondering if you could help me on that one please. The Aspidistra is a plant that is a native of the Eastern Himalayas, Taiwan, China, […]

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

Christy Baker

I am long term Philadelphia resident. I have a BA in psychology, a Master’s in Family Therapy. I am a certified Family Herbalist and Consulting Herbalist. I am currently pursuing a certificate in Horticulture Therapy and a second Master’s in Landscape Architecture.

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

Protecting Encore Azaleas from the Cold

  TheGardenLady received this message from Encore Azalea: Cold temperatures are quickly approaching and Encore Azalea® would like to help you prepare for winter’s frost. Azaleas, like most plants, may need protection during freezes and extremely cold weather. If you feel that your Encore needs protection, any cloth material such as  burlap, old blankets, or […]

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

How You Can Better Help TheGardenLady So She Can Better Help You

  Dear readers, I love hearing from you and receiving all your questions.  I love that my readership is from around the world. For all these reasons, I thank you for being part of TheGardenLady.org. However, some of the questions sent to me are often so vague that it is sometimes very difficult to feel comfortable […]

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

Topiary PowerPoint Presentation

  TheGardenLady received an amazing PowerPoint presentation of topiaries, but doesn’t know who created it and would like to give credit for it.   Click this praxim1.pps,  hit open and then enjoy. Does anyone know the location of these topiaries? Does anyone know other photos of great garden sites?

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

8 Things To Do For The Garden In December

                                        (Photograph by Daniel Starrason) Here are 8 things you can do for the garden in December: 1. Plant bulbs until the ground freezes or during a thaw. 2. Put burlap on stakes for winter protection of broadleaf evergreens or shrubs like roses that you want to protect. 3.  Apply winter mulches to bulbs, perennials, […]