Entries from May 2010

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

The Importance of Pest Control in the Greenhouse

Spider mites by theGardenDeva TheGardenLady has invited people with horticultural interests and expertise to contribute posts to this blog.  The following post  about the importance of pest control in the greenhouse was submitted by Ahmet Korkmaz. In the last decade the field of agriculture has undergone many important changes and improvements. People from all over the world are […]

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Carolyns Shade Garden 3rd Open House – May 15th, 2010

Large Hosta by WxMom TheGardenLady is a big fan of hostas in the garden. They add such pizazz to any garden landscape. Mine are planted around trees to decorate the feet of the trees for a finishing touch. So in my garden, instead of just seeing a mound of mulch at the bottom of the […]

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Another View on Using Compost for Potting Soil

On Monday’s post, TheGardenLady answered a question about using compost for potting soil, in which she suggested that this was fine to do.  Recently, she received a response to her answer from Carolyn of the famous Carolyn Shade Gardens in Bryn Mawr, a garden which TheGardenLady has written about in the past (see here).  Here’s […]

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Using Compost as Potting Soil

Compost by Fleurette Jardin TheGardenLady received this question from Peggy. I want to use compost as potting soil. I live on a 3rd floor so am limited to plants on a balcony, such as jasmine, monarda, some lobelia and other annuals to color the desk area and maybe a tomato plant or two. Any thoughts […]

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Growing Plants is a Trial and Error Learning Process

Palouse Falls custodian -“Pete” by oldmantravels When readers write to say how they struggle to save a marigold, I must tell readers that I have lost more than just one marigold given to me by a friend. There is a saying among gardeners that to learn one has to have killed one hundred plants. This […]

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

The Home Garden as a Place of Personal History

A flower stand of a Common Lilac. by Bienenwabe The home garden is a joy for the present and is also something one plants for posterity. But when TheGardenLady walks around her garden, so many of the plants that she has were given to her from family and friends in the past and continues in […]

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Safer Brand Organic Bug Spray

TheGardenLady received this question from Greg. What would you recommend for an organic bug spray? I found an organic bug spray online called Tomato and Vegetable Insect Killer that’s made by Safer Brand. Have you heard of it? Here’s the organic bug spray I’m referring to: Safer brand organic products are highly respected and are […]