Entries from December 2009

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Gaillardia and California Poppy, Still Blooming

We haven’t had a strong frost yet in my area to kill all the perennials in the garden. So it is interesting to see the last blooming plants of the year. Of course, there are some chrysanthemums and also the pansies that are still blooming. But as I look around at the plants in flower […]

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Mick Hales Gardens Around the World:365 Days

By now TheGardenLady readers know, as do friends and family, that TheGardenLady loves to visit gardens and parks and nurseries in her area every season; and when she travels she loves to visit every garden she can. Because of this a friend gave me a book entitled “Mick Hales Gardens Around the World:365 Days.” One […]

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

The Irish Shamrock: Growing a Piece of Ireland

The following post was not written by TheGardenLady. For many gardeners, especially those that live in cold-weather climates, the looming weather can make gardening a bit of a challenge. The cold temperatures, short supply of sunlight and hard, frozen soil add up to create a difficult hobby—unless, of course, your crop of choice is Shamrocks.