Entries from April 2009

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Searching for Espaliered Quince Trees

TheGardenLady received this question from Elizabeth. Can you tell me where I might be able to find a nursery/source for an espalier? I’ve been trying for years, to no avail, to espalier a quince. I would like to buy one that flowers. Until you asked for a nursery to buy an espaliered tree, TheGardenLady always […]

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Mojave Desert Wildflowers

In a departure from the man-made gardens that are often the subject of this blog, this past weekend’s adventure was spent exploring the wildflower displays at two unique spots within the Mojave Desert (see here). Covering southern Nevada, western Arizona, southwestern Utah, and southeastern California, this roughly 25,000 square-mile-large swatch of land is home to […]

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Saving Potted Daffodils

TheGardenLady received this question from Cecilia. I have some daffodils in pots and the flowers have already dried out. What do I need to do  to keep them healthy for next year? Or will theybe fine without my help? When the flowers on your daffodils dry out, cut them off. This goes for daffodils growing […]

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Caring for Sick Peace Lilies

TheGardenLady received this question from Linda. I have a peace lily indoor plant which has sentimental value to me and over the past winter it has contracted a leaf condition – the leaves die from the tip towards the stem.  It’s as though a critter is “sucking” the life from it. It still flowers, but […]

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Variegated Hostas under Dogwoods

TheGardenLady received this question. I’d like to plant variegated hostas beneath a pink dogwood this spring. Is it a good idea? TheGardenLady thinks that planting variegated hostas under a pink dogwood sounds gorgeous. But because dogwoods are being stressed these days, plant the hostas with caution (see here). Be careful not to plant the hostas […]

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Encore Azalea’s Online Magazine

If you have bought Encore Azaleas, the only patented azalea that is said to bloom not only in the spring, but also in the summer and the fall, instead of contacting TheGardenLady with questions about those azaleas, EncoreAzalea now has an online digital/web magazine that answers all questions related to the Encore Azalea. Check out […]

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Lori Rubel’s Georgia Vines

TheGardenLady likes to write about nurseries or gardens that sell interesting plants; and if these places can save readers money in this economy, that is an added bonus. One such gardening resource is Georgia Vines What is unique about Georgia Vines is that their emphasis is on selling vines- and many of these vines are […]

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

What’s Blowing Your Way

TheGardenLady just wants to let her readers what’s in store.  Tomorrow there will be a post on Lori Rubel’s Georgia Vines.  And in 4 days from now, TheGardenLady will be posting an answer to a reader’s question about planting hostas under a dogwood. So keep reading and asking questions.

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Hummingbirds are Arriving

TheGardenLady is sure that one of the reasons you like to have flowers is because you hope to attract or already attract hummingbirds to your garden (see here). People keep track of when they arrive in your state. For example, they are already starting to arrive in New Jersey (see here) And sometimes when they […]

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Encore Azalea – Possible Cold Damage

TheGardenLady received the following question about Encore Azaleas. We live in Belews Creek North Carolina. We planted 3 Encore Azaleas last spring, they bloomed all summer and fall, they lost their leaves in the winter and now we have no leaves, or buds. The limbs are bare but green, I have cut several and checked […]