Entries from May 2008

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Mike McGrath will be in Princeton on June 7th

Sustainable Lawrence Presents: An Afternoon with WHYY Radio Host Mike McGrath “You Bet Your Garden” A Rare Sighting in the Greater Princeton Area Organic Gardening, composting, Organic Lawn, & Organic Tomato lovers Come to hear, see, and ask questions of Mike McGrath – Lecture and Demonstrations, Q &A, A Book Signing Organic Afternoon WHYY/NPR Radio […]

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Soil for Knockout Roses

TheGardenLady received this question from Pat: I am getting ready to plant Knockout Roses in my garden in northern South Carolina, and wonder how to best prepare the soil? We have very dense red clay mixed with some sand. Any recommendations on how to get these roses off to their best start in this type […]

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Diseased Marigolds

                                              Alternaria TheGardenLady received this question from Helen. I just put in marigolds next to my tomatoes, as companion plants. I think I’ve overwatered them and it’s been rainy in Ithaca this year…White spots are forming on them. I don’t have a digital camera handy, or I’d show you what they look like. My daughter […]

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Oklahoma Rose

  TheGardenLady received this question from Leah: Isnt the Oklahoma rose the state flower for oklahoma? According to all the websites on Oklahoma, in 2004 the Oklahoma Rose became the state flower. Oklahoma Rose is Rosa Odorata, a hybrid tea rose. This is a very fragrant rose developed at Oklahoma State University. Oklahoma also has […]

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

What to do with your plants when you go on vacation

  TheGardenLady received this question from Steph. I am going away for 4 weeks from mid-July and I don’t know what will happen to my plants! I can’t get anyone else to water them and I am afraid they will die…I’ve been nurturing them for about 1-3 years now…I have a ficus/rubber plant (Ficus elastica […]