Entries from January 2010

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Coastal Maine Botanical Garden

This past summer TheGardenLady went to Maine with her family. The first night we stayed in a lovely Bed and Breakfast called Snow Squall Inn that my son found serendipitously on line. The owner Paul Harris is not only a professional chef, but he loves to garden. He was originally from England where, I think, […]

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

More about Dandelions

TheGardenLady enjoyed Christy Baker’s guest post about dandelions that is on TheGardenLady blog. I hope the readers liked reading it, too. Growing up on a truck farm, I am proud to report that the adjacent town to my town is known today as the dandelion capital of the world. Even the New York Times had […]

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Save the Monarch Butterfly – Create a Monarch Butterfly Waystation

Have TheGardenLady readers ever thought of having their garden become a Monarch butterfly Waystation? Let me explain. Everyone knows that the Monarch follows a route of migration from Mexico up to Canada in the spring and then returns to Mexico every fall. This is a herculean task and the monarch butterfly needs lots of nutrients […]

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Fruit Fantasy – Exotic Fruit From Around The World

Winter is the time when TheGardenLady dreams of delicious freshly harvested fruit. We are lucky to live in an age when we can buy and eat fruit all year long. But between harvesting the fruits in countries like Chile and eating them when one buys them in the Supermarket here in the Northeast during the […]

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Raising Plants in the Desert

Tomato Plants in the Negev It may be winter here and across most of the US, but I think back to the terrible drought that Texas and other parts of the Southwest had this past summer and the potential for water problems in these areas and the West in the future. I recently read an […]

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Color in the Winter Garden – Red and Yellow Twig Dogwoods

Winter is the time of year when people who live in climates where there is a barren landscape or with snow, would like to look out the window and see some color outdoors. Unless you have “planted” artificial flowers, no living flowers will bloom outdoors at this time of year. So those lucky or smart […]

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Excellent Flowering Plants for Your Garden and Garden Containers

Flossflower – photo is courtesy of ProvenWinners In planning your garden for next year, TheGardenLady wants her readers to consider a brand of plants that is sold under the Proven Winner label.  The Proven Winner brand calls themselves “the leading brand of high quality flowering plants in North America.” The Proven Winner company was founded […]

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Flower and Garden Shows Around the Country

Now is the time to mark your calendar so that you won’t forget to buy tickets to attend the flower and garden shows that are coming to your area. Or if you want, you can travel around the country attending wonderful flower shows before you start planting your own gardens. Here is a list of […]

Monday, January 11th, 2010

2010 Award Winning Flowers

Happy New Year- 2010. This is the time of year that plant associations are choosing the best of the best new plants for the year. AAS the All America Selections has chosen 4 plants for 2010 that they count as award winning. They recommend these plants for gardeners to plant in their gardens. Mesa Flower […]

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Planning for the Planting Season – A Problem with Some Gardening Catalogs

Fragrant Viburnum It’s that time of year again. The time to be dreaming and planning for the planting season. The first of the plant and seed catalogs arrived in my mailbox already and this GardenLady has been going over and over the plants in it deciding on what should be planted come spring. I would […]