Entries from December 2008

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Holiday Poinsettias

Read this excellent article by Michelle Gervais on Poinsettias.   According to it, Poinsettias are NOT poisonous to humans and rats. It doesn’t say anything about cats and dogs. It discusses how to choose the best plant, the care of the plant and it gives sites for more information on the plant.

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Biblical Garden Foods for the Winter Holidays

Allium Cepa by Bambo It is December and many of TheGardenLady‘s readers are celebrating either Hanukah or Christmas. The  house is decorated in the appropriate way for the holiday you celebrate and food will be a main part of the festivities. So this year TheGardenLady is suggesting that her readers try to cook with some […]

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Do you know what espalier means?

For those who don’t subscribe to a website called Wordsmith which has definitions and etymologies of all sorts of words, TheGardenLady wants to direct readers to this week’s words and photos. This week the words are related to trees: espalier, topiary, pleach, bonsai and pollard. TheGardenLady has only cut and pasted the first word of […]

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Chinese Garden Tour

TheGardenLady just received an email about a garden tour in China.  She knows nothing about the organization nor the people running this group so she cannot endorse the group. But she thought TheGardenLady readers might be interested in the following information. China – Flower Blossoms & Peony Festival Tour April 7 – 21, 2009 Thinking […]

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

When to Plant a Magnolia Bush

Photo by Fadadomar TheGardenLady received this questin from Betty: When is the best time of year to plant Magnolia bushes? TheGardenLady never heard of a Magnolia bush; but since there are about 80 different species of magnolia that are native to the eastern United States and southeastern Asia as well as hunderds of named hybrids, […]