Entries from April 2010

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Gardening Tips If You Have Pain

Pain by Ingorrr TheGardenLady hopes everyone is enjoying the springtime out in your beautiful gardens. A friend wrote a great article on how to garden if you have pain or difficulty moving. The article is published at How to Cope with Pain, and has some wonderful tips.

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Lands’ End Hosts “Way to Grow” Twitter Party

TheGardenLady just received this email from a Katie Kiefer who works for Lands’ End: I wanted to share some news with you about how Lands’ End is growing education through “Way to Grow: Plant a Seed, Make a Difference.” As we approach the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, this initiative connects kids, parents and schools […]

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Getting Pricked by a Rose Thorn

Serious rose thorns by Martin LaBar TheGardenLady received this question from Donna: My sister-in-law was stuck by a thorn from a Knock Out Rose. The area is very red and swollen. Are the thorns poisonous? What to do? When gardening, it is always advisable to USE gloves. One can get an infection from any cut. […]

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Caring for Avocado Trees

the avocado tree next door by emdot TheGardenLady received this question from Greg from Vientiane, Laos. I am living in Vientiane, in Laos and we have a well established avocado tree in the front yard. This January, it began it’s typical loss of 30% of leaves, but now it is going into massive over-production of […]

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Planting Azaleas and Rhododendron

Azaleas & Rhododendrons by Stones 55 Spring is a great time to plant azaleas and rhododendron. If you can’t plant them in the spring, early Fall planting is also recommended. When you buy rhododendrons or azaleas, make sure you give them a good drink. They can remain in the pot or burlap for a long […]