Entries from July 2009

Friday, July 10th, 2009

How To Kill Weeds in St. Augustine Grass

TheGardenLady received this question from Mary. Will Round Up or Weed-Be-Gone kill my St. Augustine grass? The oxilis is mixed in with the St. Augustine. Ortho Weed b Gone can NOT be used on St. Augustine grass.  Roundup is a systemic that will kill any plant so that it also can NOT be used on […]

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Herbicide Damage

TheGardenLady received this question from Mary Anne. My roommate bought some Round Up (gross, I know!) to spray on weeds, and she sprayed it all over some lovely yucca plants. 🙁 Despite my efforts to revive them through pruning off all the dead leaves and fertilizing and watering, they are sad little stumps that look […]

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Plant a Tree for Free

Would you like to plant a tree for FREE?  TheGardenLady discovered this site and wants her readers to know about it. “Odwalla is planting trees in state parks, and will plant one for you too! All you have to do is click on this link and choose your state. Then pass it on to a […]

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Helping Pollinators

The National Wildlife Federation wants you to create a Wildlife Habitat which you can then get certified. Find out how to create your own Wildlife Habitat by going on their website. You will be helping the environment as well as making a lovely garden for yourself that is beloved by birds, butterflies and other wildlife. […]

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Clematis or Akebia?

TheGardenLady received this question from Rose. I saw a gorgeous plant at a person’s house and thought it was a clematis. She said it wasn’t and said a name like “boca via” or something. I tried to do a search and couldn’t find anything like that. It is a very tall plant in a huge […]

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Catalpa Speciosa

One of my favorite trees is in bloom right now.  It is a tree I grew up with and played with the flowers that fell to the ground. It is the Catalpa speciosa or catawba tree. TheGardenLady has one shedding its flowers on the side of her property. One delighted me by self seeding near […]

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Showcase Your Garden

The GardenLady is always looking for beautiful and interesting gardens. And I am sure that the readers would also love to see photos of wonderful gardens. The blog would love to showcase YOUR GARDEN.  If you want to show off your garden, contact me by filling out the information on this page. I am asking […]