Entries from February 2008

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Novalis® Plants that Work®

The following FAQ information was provided by the PR people from Novalis: Frequently Asked Questions What is Novalis®? Novalis®, an alliance of top annual, perennial and woody ornamental growers who market exclusively to independent garden centers, re-wholesalers and landscape professionals, is making its mark in the green industry and changing gardening for plant lovers from […]

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Two More New Plants Coming Out In 2008

In the last post, TheGardenLady reported about three plants that will be coming out in 2008, Hypericum ‘Mystical Beauty’, Philadelphus ‘Snow White Sensation’ and Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Mystical Emerald’.  Here are two more plants that are coming out in 2008, according to Novalis, the group that introduced the Double Knock Out and Pink Double Knock Out roses. Gaillardia […]

Monday, February 25th, 2008

What Are The Newest Plants This Year?

I am sure that TheGardenLady is not alone in wanting to know the newest plants developed for the garden each year. Does TheGardenLady’s readers want to be the first in his/her area to have these new plants? Or is the gardener looking for just that special plant for just that special area in the garden […]

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Pruning Knock Out Roses

  TheGardenLady received the following question from Pat: I have Knockout Roses that are not yet a year old – They were planted last April – They grew very fast and produced beautiful flowers all summer long and into winter – I want to know do I cut them back and if so, when, and […]

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

The 2008 New Jersey Flower Show

  Photo titled “Mossy” taken at The New Jersey Flower Show - by Corx  Spring is almost here. So what can garden lovers across the country do before and during spring? Well, one thing is to go to the garden shows in your area or make a destination trip to one of the garden shows in an area […]

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Gardening In Maine Near Acadia National Park

  Acadia National Park – Photo taken by beforethecoffee TheGardenLady received this question from Clive: I am a UK citizen and live in England.  Recently I purchased some waterfront land looking out towards Acadia National Park, in Down-East Maine. In the next year I hope to have an all-year-round house built on the land, which I hope […]

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

Plants That Brighten Up The Dorm Room

  TheGardenLady received this question from Chance. I’m going off to university next school year, and I’d like to grow something in my dorm room (hopefully organically) to brighten things up.  I’d like to have something I can throw on salads or sandwiches and something else that’s a bit bigger (maybe flowering?)  I’m not too […]

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

Planting Flowers in Maine

  TheGardenLady received this question from Maryjane: I summer in Maine under white and Norway pines.  The soil is acidic.  I want to plant flowers. What suggestions can you make for raised beds? How lovely to summer in Maine and create your own flower gardens. Your letter does not say whether you want to plant […]