Entries from March 2010

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Planting Native Trees and Shrubs

new green ash 3 by withrow Are readers of TheGardenLady thinking of planting native trees and shrubs in your yards? Are you willing to plant them as seedlings? Especially now, after the terrible storm that blew so many trees down, you might be considering replanting your property. A place to get them is a nursery […]

Monday, March 29th, 2010

The Easter Lily Plant – Easter Lilies-Lilium Longiflorum

Easter Lily by **Mary** Easter is coming and so are the Easter Lilies-Lilium longiflorum. Did you know that ten growers, most located along the California-Oregon border, produce 95 percent of all bulbs grown in the world for the potted Easter lily market? If you purchase an Easter Lily plant, check to see that it is […]

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Earth Hour – March 27, 2010, 8:30pm

Earth Hour by lemmingstone On March 27, 2010 at 8:30 p.m., join millions of individuals, governments, businesses, and other organizations around the world in celebrating Earth Hour by turning off your lights for one hour in a symbolic action to bring attention to climate change. This simple act is intended to deliver a strong message […]

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Should Blueberries be Planted Near a Wall?

Ripening in the Sun by Isadore Berg TheGardenLady received this question from Mui. I have a flowerbed that is about a foot wide, 15 feet long and it is right next to the wall of my house. Can I plant blueberry shrub there? My concern is that as the plant grows bigger, the root will […]

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

2010 Orchid Show at Longwood Gardens, March 26, 27 & 28

Longwood Gardens second Orchid Show (2) by KarlGercens.com A wonderful orchid show will be held at Longwood Gardens this coming Friday March 26th, Saturday March 27, and Sunday 28th, from 9am-6pm daily. In orchid growers’ opinions, this is the best show on the East Coast, filled with outstanding orchid exhibits, judged by American Orchid Society […]

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Open House at Carolyn’s Shade Gardens Nursery, Saturday, March 27

Carolyn’s Shade Gardens Nursery is having its first spring open house on Saturday, March 27, from 10 to 3, rain or shine (checks and cash only). Directions are attached. For the convenience of her neighbors, please park on the right side of Robinhood Rd only and do not block mailboxes and driveways. Feel free to […]

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

The Debate over Naked Gardening

Naked Garden by LORENA CEJUDO To garden with or without clothes (or a minimum of clothes) that is the question that even Shakespeare hadn’t pondered. But we gardeners will have to wait ’til April for the sages in the City Council in Boulder, Colorado to find out what they decide. Check out this article: Topless […]

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Taking Care of Your Sansevieria (Mother-in-Law’s Tongue)

Sansevieria francisii by allloe TheGardenLady has received a number of questions about Sansevieria or Mother -in- Law’s tongue. Two of the questions are listed here. Two others relate to keeping the Sanserieria alive after freezing and what to do if the plant has root rot. My wife has a snake plant that’s starting to bloom, […]

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Stunning Japanese Gardens

Spring Finale by NatashaP TheGardenLady corresponds with a Japanese lady she met while in Fukuoka. As we in the US are still under a blanket of snow, my Japanese friend writes how spring has come to her area. Circulating on the computer are some beautiful photos of what spring looks like in Japan. I hope […]

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Hummingbirds: A Lecture by Eileen Boyle

TheGardenLady attended a lecture given by Eileen Boyle, the education coordinator at Mt. Cuba Center. The talk was on Hummingbirds – Trochilidae family. There are 328 species of Hummingbirds in the world, mostly in the Tropics but in the Eastern half of North America there is only one breeding hummingbird. This is the Ruby Throated […]