Entries from March 2009

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Underwater Flower Arrangements

TheGardenLady received this question from Sally. How would you condition daffodils that will be used in an underwater arrangement for 24 hrs? Once underwater, is there anything that can be added to stabilize the flowers? TheGardenLady has never tried to make underwater arrangements and wonder if the writer of this question is planning an underwater […]

Monday, March 16th, 2009

2009 Longwood Gardens Orchid Show

The biggest orchid show of the season is coming up on March 27-29, at Longwood Gardens. It is a wonderful show. If you haven’t seen this orchid show before, you’re in for a real treat. For more information, go to the sponsoring orchid society’s website for a listing of lectures, exhibitors, etc. For the price […]

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Home Remedies for the Garden

The other day, TheGardenLady received in her mail a request to buy a book that has home remedies to use in the garden. These “recipes” can all be found online, so TheGardenLady wouldn’t waste her money buying the book. (Or it can be borrowed from the public library.) Certain reference books are good to own; […]

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Garden Peas and Sweet Peas

The Ides of March, March 15th, and St. Patrick’s Day are old time farmers method of knowing when to plant peas and sweet peas, the flower- at least those farmers on the North, Northeast and Mid Atlantic sections of the US. Of course, if the soil is workable, peas and sweet peas could be planted […]

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Submitting an Article to TheGardenLady

TheGardenLady would love to consider featuring your articles on gardening.   So if you’ve written an article on gardening or would like to write one, click on the link on the top of this page that says ‘Ask The Garden Lady!’ and fill out the form.  You will be asked to give the following information: For […]

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Winter Care for Encore Azaleas

TheGardenLady received a comment on her post Summer Care for Encore Azaleas from Mr. Gulius. What should I do to my Encore Azaleas during winter month? TheGardenLady sent this question o the people at Encore Azalea, and this is their answer: As your Encores mature and get more established in their environment, they will be […]

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Project BudBurst: Volunteering for Climate Change

TheGardenLady was once asked how climate changes have affected gardeners.  See here.  TheGardenLady responded that we have to wait to see. Well, now TheGardenLady is asking her readers if they would be willing to volunteer to help find out what the effects of climate change are. Please read the column to see if you can […]

Monday, March 9th, 2009

WARNING: Cocoa Mulch is Bad for Pets

TheGardenLady knows that eager gardeners want to start putting mulch down in their gardens. This GardenLady uses aged horse manure that a local horse farmer delivers. Today I received this frightening warning about a relatively new mulch called Cocoa Mulch that is being sold in some major stores. I am passing on the warning to […]

Friday, March 6th, 2009

eGardeners Place

Because of the economy, everyone wants to save money. TheGardenLady is no exception. As TheGardenLady learns about money saving tips, she will be letting her readers know about them. One way to save money is on shipping expenses. For example, if the reader wants to buy seeds from more than one catalog, the reader would […]

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Russell Wholesale Gardens

In 2007 TheGardenLady had written an article entitled “Tip: A Great Nursery to Buy Perennial Plants and Herbs.” Now there is an update on this excellent nursery. Russell Wholesale Gardens has just put out their own website. Many of their plant descriptions are online so that “current customers can now submit orders online if they […]