Entries from August 2008

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

Plants for Sale

                              Photo taken by Celine In case readers hadn’t noticed, this is a great time to buy plants. Most nurseries have already started their sales. One can purchase plants from 25% off the retail price to much more off. Nurseries want to get rid of most of their plant stock so that they can start planning […]

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

EncoreAzalea’s Advice on Fertilizing Azaleas

                                                      Photo taken by wdbrad52 TheGardenLady received this from the EncoreAzalea company and is passing this fertilizing information on to those who grow azaleas. If you didn’t fertilize your Encore Azaleas this spring or summer, or if you think your azaleas could use a little extra burst of energy, now is the time to […]

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Identifying Invasive Species Workshop at the EARTH Center

                          Photo taken by urtica One of the subjects TheGardenLady has been planning on writing about is invasive plants. Today she received this notice of a seminar at Rutgers on this very topic. If you are interested in learning how you can help in preventing foreign plants and insects from crowding out our natives, please […]

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Toadshade Wildflower Farm

  The other day a catalogue arrived. It came from a small nursery that specializes in Nursery grown and Propagated Perennial Wildflower plants native to Northeastern America only; Toadshade Wildflower Farm in Frenchtown, NJ. All the plant species in their catalogue, they say, to the extent that the Toadshade owners can determine,  are NATIVE – not […]

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Linden Hall Gardens

                                                  Photo taken by Dara I don’t know how much TheGardenLady’s readers enjoy visiting garden nurseries, but when TheGardenLady visits a really good nursery, she is like a child in a candy store. And when TheGardenLady recently visited Linden Hill Gardens, she was in garden nursery heaven.  Here one can buy rare and current […]

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

Perovskia Atriplicifolia aka Russian Sage

TheGardenLady first fell in love with Perovskia atriplicifolia, Russian Sage, during a summer visit to Chicago when she saw clouds of a lavender mist that billowed in the breeze. Perovskia is such a great specimen plant and when planted in mass makes such a lovely airy floral scene, that TheGardenLady knew she had to have the […]

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

Dorm Plants to Eat

                                            Photo taken by dinesh_valke TheGardenLady received this question from Elena: I want to spruce up my college dorm with something living, but I would also like to spruce up my dining hall meals. Last year I tried pepper plants, which unfortunately suffered because I was unable to change their soil. I was hoping […]

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Chicago: The Flower City

Chicago is one of the prettiest cities in the World. It is not only pretty because of the stunning location, the city edges Lake Michigan, and the interesting architecture both in the city and along the shoreline; but the city is beautiful because of all the flowers. It is a garden lover’s dream city. Flowers […]

Friday, August 1st, 2008

The 2008 Perennial Plant Conference

One of the best ways to learn about gardening is to learn from the Masters. And one of the best way to hear the Masters, if you cannot attend Horticulture Schools, is to attend plant conferences. These conferences are given all around the US as well as other countries and are generally open to the […]