Entries from June 2009

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Creating a Meditation Garden – Part III – Adding Color

This is the third post in a three part series on creating a meditation garden.  You can see the first post about creating a meditation garden here, where I discussed some questions you need to answer first before you start building a meditation garden.  In the second post on meditation gardens, I talked about creating […]

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Creating a Meditation Garden – Part II – Using Hostas

TheGardenLady received a question from Tonia about what sorts of flowers and plants should be used in creating a meditation garden.  In the last post on meditation gardens, TheGardenLady explained that in order to answer this question one needs to answer some other preliminary questions first.  In this post, TheGardenLady will discuss the idea of […]

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Mini Sansevieria – aka – Dwarf Mother-In-Law Plant

TheGardenLady received this question from Segunda. I want to know if there is a mother-in-law (mini or bond) plant? If so, please let me know were I can get it? There are numerous different Sansevieria plants aka Snake plant or Mother-in-Law Tongue and some of them are dwarf.  A good website that talks about Sansevieria […]

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Creating a Meditation Garden – Part I – What Questions to Ask

TheGardenLady received this question from Tonia: I was wondering if you could give me some names of some flowers and plants that would do well in shade to partial sun. We are renovating a meditation garden at the assisted living center where I work and need to put in some things that will survive in […]

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Snail and Slug Problems

TheGardenLady received this question from Jeanne. I am living in Japan and have several plants on my porch that have what looks like snail or slug meanderings on the leaves. The plants are dying. I do not know how to treat them. I have only seen ants in the vicinity, no other bugs.  Any ideas? […]

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Cricket Hill Garden and Peony Heaven an Outstanding Peony Nursery

Spring River Flowers Moon Night The river is smooth and calm this evening. The peony flowers bloom. The moon floats on the current. The tide carries the stars. by Ch’ien Ch’i (date unknown) Sent to me by David Furman TheGardenLady’s herbaceous peonies (these are the typical peonies most people grow) are just opening but her […]

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Peppermint: The Invasive Herb

TheGardenLady received this question from Dan. I have question about dead transplant. While transplanting some baby peppermint plants one of them got their tops broken off. I was wondering if the plant is technically dead or will it sprout new leaves around the base of the stem/root? The roots and stem is still strong 1 […]