Entries from May 2010

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Mini Iris Problem

Mini Iris by jamesrjohnson TheGardenLady received this question from Debbie. My favorite “mini” purple irises have very little blooms this year? Do I need to expose the roots? More sun perhaps? From the sounds of your letter, your favorite “mini” purple irises have bloomed for you in the past. You don’t mention if the plant […]

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air (Video Clip)

Hummingbirds are amazing little creatures, so fast and ephemeral.  Yet they are also so difficult to see for very long with the naked eye.  This YouTube video is a clip of a PBS Nature program called Magic in the Air, which gives us more than a fleeting glimpse of these captivating animals.  See the full […]

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Wine and Roses Weigela

Wine & Roses Weigela by Cheezylu TheGardenLady received a question from someone named Nicky who lives near TheGardenLady and who has seen TheGardenLady’s garden. You have a beautiful specimen in your garden that is in bloom with lovely pink blossoms and dark leaves (reddish). It has the general size of a flowering almond, but seems […]

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Roses in TheGardenLady’s Garden

Welcome to TheGardenLady’s garden. I will be posting some photos of plants in my garden. I had hoped to send you photos as each plant flowered. But the season is passing quickly and so many of the flowers, like my Jacob’s Ladder-Polemonium and bleeding hearts-dicentra have already finished blooming in my yard. So I am […]

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Downloads of Nature Walks

What can you do when you can’t get out into your garden? Our friends at How to Cope with Pain wrote this week about a website Peaceful Walks, which offers downloads of nature “walks” for sale.  As How to Cope with Pain says, these won’t replace getting out into your garden or the outdoors, but […]

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Mission Impossible Squirrel‏

Is this the reincarnation of Jim Phelps?  Did this squirrel just receive a tape that self-destructed within seconds of being played?  You be the judge.

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Do You Dead-Head Encore Roses?

Gotta love those knock-outs!!! by perennialpal TheGardenLady received this question from John. Are you supposed to cut spent flowers on Encore Roses? Some say you are and others say don’t. Which is correct? Cutting spent flowers is referred to as dead heading. Dead heading is like a minor form of pruning. People do it to […]

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

2010 Garden Conservancy Open Days

Garden Conservancy Open Days in Mattituck & Cutchogue, NY by justmecpb This is the time of year to visit the Garden Conservancy Open Days private house gardens.  Please don’t miss taking advantage of this opportunity to visit America’s best private gardens. You are in for a treat. If you love visiting gardens, you get a […]

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Frugal Landscaping

TheGardenLady’s Curb TheGardenLady can say with confidence, you do not have to hire a landscaper to create your own garden. And you don’t have to spend a fortune to have a beautiful garden. I have created my own garden. And I cannot tell you the amount of compliments I get for my garden. Just yesterday, […]

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Can Hay Help with an Oil Spill?

In this video CW Roberts employees demonstrate how hay can be used to help with the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. TheGardenLady would like to know if this method will really work to clean up that massive oil spill. If this is Mother Nature’s way of a simple cleaning device, why not use […]