Entries from August 2009

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Best of Fall Home Show – Sept. 11-13

TheGardenLady loves to talk about shows around the country which gardeners would be interested in attending. Columbus, Ohio will be having the Best of Fall Home Show September 11th 2009 through September 13th. Tickets are $5 per person but senior citizens with valid ID will receive a $1 discount off their ticket on Friday, September […]

Friday, August 28th, 2009

More thoughts on getting rid of Yellow Sorrel (Oxalis Corniculata)

TheGardenLady received this comment on her post “Eradicating Oxalis Corniculata“. This article does not do justice to the invasive and aggressive nature of Oxalis. If you try this what is described above you will FAIL (guaranteed). If Oxalis has become such an invasive problem in your area of the country, you should call your county […]

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Why Gardeners Garden – Part II

In Part I of “Why Gardeners Garden” post I gave 5 reasons why I garden.  They were to honor my mother, to help the earth, to bring more bees and pollinating insects, to attract butterflies and moths, and to attract birds. Here are 7 more reasons for why love to garden.  Do you garden for […]

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Garden Field Day at EARTH Center – Aug. 29

If readers of TheGardenLady are in central NJ on Sat. Aug. 29th (raindate, Sun. Aug. 30th) and would like to attend the Rutgers Garden Field Day Open House from 1 to 5 pm, please read this press release. EARTH Center Invites you to Garden Field Day Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County’s EARTH Center will […]

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Why Gardeners Garden – Part I

The Original Garden Lady Why do you, my GardenLady readers, garden? And what are some of your favorite plants in your garden? TheGardenLady column’s readers would love to know and TheGardenLady would like to know about your garden and why and what you dream about and want in your garden. Since I sometimes think I […]

Friday, August 21st, 2009

Plant Sale at Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College (Sept 11-Sept 13)

A plant sale is coming up that you don’t want to miss. This sale will be held on Fri., Sept.11 through Sun. Sept. 13 at the Scott Arboretum on Swarthmore College’s campus. Even if you don’t want to buy any of the hundreds of varieties of perennials, trees, shrubs, vines or houseplants, you will enjoy […]

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Is your mother-in-law tongue plant harmful?

TheGardenLady received this question from Chery. Is the aroma produced from the blooms of your mother-in-law’s tongue plant harmful? As far as TheGardenLady is concerned, she enjoys the fragrances of flowering plants and does not believe any of them are harmful. She loves the fragrance of the Sansevieria, Mother-in -law’s tongue plant. Fortunately, TheGardenLady has […]

Monday, August 17th, 2009

Succulents and Acid Soil

TheGardenLady received this question from Vincent. Do succulents like acid soil….specifically coffee grounds added to the soil? You do not tell me which succulents you are interested in growing nor whether your succulents are potted house plants or outdoor, garden grown, plants. In containers, the plants are in smaller amounts of soil so one has […]

Friday, August 14th, 2009

How to Spend 2 Days in the Monterey Area

Assuming you have around 2 days to spend in the Monterey area, I would suggest spending a half day at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The aquarium has two fantastic exhibits, seahorses and jelly fish, that you should see. Plan to fight off crowds for views of the fish. Monetery doesn’t have much else to offer. […]

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Pink Lady Apples for Jewish New Year, aka Rosh Hashannah

TheGardenLady received this question from Ariel. Do you know when lady apples are in season? I heard it wasn’t until October, I wanted to use them in September for Rosh HaShanah. The Pink Lady Apple is a new apple that was developed in Western Australia and is now grown in the United States on our […]