Entries from March 2009

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

How Much Light Does A Bonsai Tree Need?

If you bought a Bonsai  tree you might wonder, as one of my readers did, how much light it needs. The amount of light needed for aBonsai tree depends on the species. When you buy a Bonsai or create one, you should have directions on the amount of light it needs. If your bonsai flourishes […]

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Do You Have An Ant Problem? Try Terro Liquid Ant Baits

A new, excellent product to get rid of ants. It is spring and the insects are starting to emerge. Ants are starting to come into the kitchen or you might find them in other parts of the house. TheGardenLady recently learned of a product that is excellent at killing a wide variety of ants. This […]

Monday, March 30th, 2009

The Nature of Glass: Chihuly Exhibit at Desert Botanical Garden outside Scottsdale

TheGardenGirls – two 7th grade girls, one of whom is the granddaughter of TheGardenLady – were in Scottsdale over Spring Break.  They decided they were going to be photojournalists when they visited the Desert Botanical Garden, which is hosting an exhibit by the world famous glass  artist Dale Chihuly.  The exhibit lasts until May 31st […]

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Dividing Dicentra Spectabilis

TheGardenLady received this question. I have a huge Bleeding heart plant the I would like to divide. I see buds coming out about the size of a pinky nail. Is it too late to divide? I am afraid of killing it. The correct time to divide Bleeding Heart, Dicentra spectabilis is in September. At that […]

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Earth Hour and Earth Day

Mark these dates on your Calendar: March 28th and April 22nd Gardeners are wonderful people. The reason is that they are not only beautifying their own environment but are also beautifying the earth. And they are helping and protecting the earth. Gardeners give back by planting and by composting. Gardeners are nurturers, nurturing the earth. […]

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

TerraCycle – The Worm Poop People

In case readers have not yet heard of TerraCycle, Inc., the fantastic Ecofriendly company in NJ that makes the most wonderful fertilizer from worm droppings – they are the Worm Poop people, TheGardenLady wants to tell you about them. Please check out their website. Many TV programs have not only been talking about TerraCycle Inc.’s […]

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Virtual Tours of Gardens

It is fun to start planning your garden now, before the real work of doing the actual gardening. But how does one begin? A great way to plan one’s own garden is to visit beautiful gardens. Beautiful gardens can be private or public gardens. Sometimes one can join a docent led tour where you can […]

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Carolyn’s Shade Gardens in Bryn Mawr

Carolyn’s Shade Garden I first learned about Carolyn’s Shade Gardens in Bryn Mawr, PA, when a friend told me that the only plants Carolyn sold were really great quality. With that recommendation, I had to visit this garden. TheGardenLady’s garden is primarily a shade garden with huge sycamore trees. What could be better than to […]

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

The Silk Tree – Albizia Julibrissin

Photo taken by pizzodisevo When TheGardenLady bought her property in the 1970s, one of the trees on the grounds was the tree Albizia julibrissin commonly called the Silk tree, Mimosa tree or Silky acacia. Who can resist the lovely feathery pink flowers? Butterflies, bees and birds are attracted to the flowers that seem to bloom […]

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Smith and Hawken Discounts

Attention: Bargain Hunters For those of you who like to shop for garden items or plants at Smith and Hawken, check out their website for the discounts.  One good coupon, that expires at the end of March, is for 30% off one item.