Entries from February 2010

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Hellebore Seminars for the Totally Obsessed

Where: Carolyn’s Shade Gardens 325 S Roberts Rd Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 610-525-4664 carolynsshadegardens@verizon.net When: (Select One) Saturday, March 20, from 10 to 11:30 am Sunday, March 21, from 1 to 2:30 pm Friday, April 2, from 10 to 11:30 am Saturday, April 3, from 10 to 11:30 am Cost: $25 per person Attendance is […]

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Companion Planting for your Garden

Photo of Marigolds planted next to Cucumber plants by Ellen Sousa at Turkey Hill Brook Farm When planning your garden this year, consider companion planting.  What does it mean to do companion planting? Companion plants are the plants you should grow next to plants that you want in your garden. These companions assist because they […]

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Green Roofs: How to Start One

a desert grows in brooklyn by vfraiche TheGardenLady received this question from Peggy. I am doing a story on rooftop gardens in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, sort of a how-to piece.  Would you be able to assist me with information on how to start one/if there are licenses to apply for/if Brooklyn rooftop gardens are different […]

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Watermelon: where to find different varieties

TheGardenLady received this question from Bluelytes: Would you know where I could obtain seeds of these russian watermelon varieties?:  Podarck Solatsa or Skorospelyi Sakharnyi Watermelon is one of my favorite fruits -  if you can find them when they are ripe and fully sweet. That doesn’t seem to be the case these days. When shopping […]

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

How to Get Free Tickets to 2010 New Jersey Flower & Garden Show (Feb 18-21)

Once again PSE&G is giving free tickets to the New Jersey Flower & Garden Show that is being held at the Raritan Center in Edison, NJ, starting Thurs., February 18 through Sunday, February 21st. You print the ticket yourself and it is a free pass for two.   Click here. For a fresh whiff of Spring, […]

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Red Clover: Pink Purifier

Trifolium Pratense, otherwise known as Red Clover, is an herbaceous perennial member of the legume family that is native to Europe, Western Asia, and Northwest Africa. This gorgeous bulb-like flower with honey scented pink petals has been long revered for its cancer fighting properties, however today it is most often found as a leguminous crop […]

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Galanthus and Other Winter Plants To Buy From Carolyn Walker’s Shade Garden

More Galanthus and other winter interest plants that you can buy from Carolyn Walker’s Shade Garden Potter’s Prelude Charles Cresson’s Heirloom Snowdrop Collection New G. ‘Atkinsii’: In Snowdrops, Matt Bishop says that ‘Atkinsii’ has “elegant elongated flowers that suggest the drop-pearl earrings of Elizabeth I”—if that description doesn’t portray a true English classic, I don’t […]

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

More On Galanthus To Buy From Carolyn Walker’s Shade Garden

More on Galanthus that you can buy from Carolyn Walker’s Shade Garden Galanthus ‘Potter’s Galanthus elwesii Early January bloom, unique green markings, naturalizes Galanthus nivalis Bears many flowers, spreads rapidly Galanthus nivalis ‘Flore Pleno’ Double flowers Galanthus nivalis ‘Viridi-apice Green markings on outer petals, substantial plants, my favorite Galanthus ‘S. Arnott’ Heart-shaped green marking, rounded […]

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Galanthus Nivalis at Carolyn’s Shade Gardens

Calling all Galanthophiles (That’s a British word for gardeners obsessed with snowdrops) Galanthus nivalis at Carolyn’s Shade Gardens Carolyn Walker of Carolyn’s Shade Gardens writes that ” buying snowdrops ‘in the green’ (as they say in the snowdrop world), rather than as bulbs in the fall, is the best way to insure vigorous healthy plants. […]

Friday, February 5th, 2010

US Fish & Wildlife Service’s Endangered Species Bulletin

TheGardenLady just signed up to receive US Fish & Wildlife Service’s Endangered Species Bulletin. “The Endangered Species Bulletin was created in 1976 to meet the growing demand for endangered species program news. Through the Bulletin, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service disseminates information on rulemakings, recovery plans and activities, conservation partnerships, research developments, and a […]