Entries from November 2009

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Planting Encore Azaleas in November in Dallas

TheGardenLady received this question from Skye: Is it okay to plant Encore Azaleas (Autumn Sangria) in November in Dallas or do I need to wait until Spring? Here is the answer from the spokespeople from Encore Azalea to this question: Fall is a great time to plant, allowing the roots to get established during the […]

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Transplanting a Marigold Plant in Brooklyn

TheGardenLady received this question from Courtney. I have a marigold plant outstide in a large planter that is still flowering (I live in Brooklyn, NY and it’s been in the high 50s-60s degrees lately). But I would like to transplant this plant to a pot so I can keep in inside during the winter…will this […]

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving for Gardens

On Thanksgiving Day, this GardenLady likes to not only enjoy the feast with family and friends, but she likes to think of the day as a day of giving thanks, of sitting around the dinner table and sharing with family and friends the things that are meaningful for which each person is grateful. TheGardenLady wants […]

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

The Cranberry and Recipes with Cranberries

Thanksgiving is almost here again. And one of the favorite sides for this Garden Lady is the cranberry sauce. The cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) is said to be one of three fruits native to America (this includes blueberries and the Concord Grape), so the original colonists were smart to learn how to use cranberries from the […]

Friday, November 20th, 2009

The Deciduous Burning Bush

TheGardenLady received this question from Mary. I just planted a Burning Bush this summer. It did turn a beautiful red but I noticed this morning it looked a little limp. When I returned from work, most of the leaves were on the ground and the bush is almost bare. Is this supposed to happen? If […]

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Video: A Rare Look Inside a Bird House

This video shows what actually happens inside of a birdhouse. You will be absolutely amazed!

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Beginning a Gardening Business in Mongolia

TheGardenLady received this question from Odmaa all the way from Mongolia. I am writing this from Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar. My country is in Asia, between China and Russia. Winter is harsh and lasts more than 4 months.  I am intersted in planting room plants and help people to have them in their homes. I have more […]

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Cold Protection for Encore Azaleas

TheGardenLady received this question about planting Autumn Coral Encore Azaleas: I’m planting Autumn Coral Encore Azalea in Zone 5, St. Louis and will follow suggested mulching program this fall. Has anyone had success with this or other Encore varieties in Zone 5? It’s hard to believe that this evergreen azalea wants 4-6 hrs of direct […]

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

For those of you who responded to the Michigan State University potential budget cut because of TheGardenLady’s column, a big Thank You.  Michigan State University extension was spared the budget cut this time. But readers, please still remain vigilant in Michigan- as well as in all states. MSU extension spared the budget ax, this time […]

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Apple Tree Grafting

TheGardenLady received this question from Donna. My dad has a yellow transparent apple tree he has had for 30 years and the last few years it has started growing a differant kind of apple along with the transparent apples .  He also has another yellow transparent that started doing the same thing. What causes this? […]