Entries from September 2008

Monday, September 29th, 2008

How To Reduce Fall Deer Damage

                                                   Photo by Worldman Because male deer’, the bucks, antlers reach full growth in the fall, they want to get rid of the soft velvet that protected their antlers while they were growing. Early in the fall you may see a buck rubbing his antlers on the trunk of a tree or see evidence of the […]

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Open House for Carolyn’s Shade Garden

                                         Photo by Will Stuart This is an invitation for an open house to a beautiful shade garden owned by a woman named Carolyn.  It is this Saturday, September 27, from 10 to 2, rain or shine (checks and cash only).  Directions are below.  If you can’t come that day, please feel free to schedule an appointment during the preceding […]

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Callicarpa americana

                                           Photo by natureloving TheGardenLady had never seen a bush with such magnificent fall berries until she walked around her town one fall and saw a shrub with magenta berries on it. Once seen TheGardenLady had to have this shrub; but when she first asked its name - Callycarpa Americana – it seemed difficult to remember.  And […]

Sunday, September 14th, 2008


                                                Photo by ER Post Is there anyone who doesn’t love Trilliums? When I planted one in my son’s garden and it bloomed the next spring, my granddaughter phoned me to ask what the fairy flower was that was blooming. A friend with a wonderful woodland garden told me that it was her love of […]

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

American Goldfinch

                                             Photo taken by Bill Leaman American Goldfinches, Carduelis tristis, have been sighted recently in TheGardenLady’s garden and other local gardens. The Goldfinches have been sighted on TheGardenLady’s sunflowers – those sunflowers in my garden that the squirrels, in their eagerness to eat the seeds, haven’t knocked down. Goldfinches live much of the year in […]

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Musings on the Benefits of Gardening

                                            Photo taken by crawfor3 TheGardenLady has read numerous articles about the many health benefits from gardening.  Gardening is said to provide the regular physical exercise necessary in the prevention of heart disease, obesity, adult-onset diabetes and high blood pressure as well as the strength training important in the prevention of osteoporosis.  Gardening doesn’t […]