Entries from June 2010

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Giant Hogweed: Identifying and Disposing It

Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) by sillie_R Most reports of giant hogweed turn out to be Cow Parsnip, Angelica, or some other [member of the carrot family]. See here.  People can distinguish giant hogweed from other species of the carrot family, not only by its gargantuan size, but by its purple-splotched, hairy stems. Giant Hogweed by […]

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Helping Bees, Our Native Pollinators

Bee pollinating a flowering ground cover by Martin_Heigan I have read that it has been calculated that one out of every three to four mouthfuls of food we eat and beverages we drink is delivered to us by pollinators. There are thousands of native pollinators. I believe the figure is something like 20,000 worldwide.  See […]

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Using Too Much Miracle Gro

miracle-gro potting soil by Rakka TheGardenLady received this question from Jennifer. Is there anything I can do after I used too much Miracle Gro to save the plants? If you put too much Miracle-Gro in a potted or container plant, you can pour a lot water into the pot until the water flows out the […]

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Pleasant Run Nursery

A little while ago TheGardenLady had the opportunity to shop at Pleasant Run Nursery – a strictly wholesale nursery in Allentown, NJ that opens one day a year for the Allentown Garden Club who then invites other plant related people to join them to buy plants wholesale. If you are part of a garden club […]

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Taking Care of Encore Azaleas in the Summer

Encore Azalea by Connie@VA Encore Azaleas wants you to know how to treat your azaleas during the hot days of summer. The heat of summer can be harsh on all plants, and we at Encore® Azalea would like to help you prepare. Keep a watchful eye on the moisture level of the soil around your […]

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Protecting Marigolds from Snails and Slugs

Marigolds avec Snail by MosaicMarj TheGardenLady received a question from Lou about protecting marigolds from snails and slugs. Marigolds love dry hot weather. If they are happy, they self seed and thrive, as those in my garden do. I haven’t planted them for a few years and they are coming up all over the place. […]

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Double Knock Out Rose Problems

Nice & Easy Double Knock Outs by perennialpal TheGardenLady received this question from Wendy. I live in eastern North Carolina and I have several double knockout rose bushes and they have been beautiful. This year I pruned them back in early spring and had a magnificent show – we have had several hard storms lately […]

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Growing Herbs in the Dormitory

Indoor Herb Garden- Day 1 by Talkingsun TheGardenLady received this question from Alexandra. I saw your article about growing plants in a dormitory room that you did quite a long time ago (2006!) and I was wondering if you would be okay with answering a kind of similar question. My roommate and I want to […]

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Graveyard Plantings

Carolyn’s Shade Garden in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania TheGardenLady recently wrote  a post answering a question about the the types of plants she would recommend planting near a graveside.  You can read it here.   She then received the following letter from Carolyn Walker of the famous  Carolyn’s Shade Gardens in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, which  was about […]

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Where To Buy Sansevieria, also known as Mother-in-Law’s Tongue

Sansevieria – Mother-in-law tongue or Snake Plant by Green Acres Nursery TheGardenLady received this question from Glen. Where can I find a mother-in-law’s tongue to buy? Generally you should be able to buy Sansevieria – common name is Mother-in-Law’s Tongue – at your local nurseries or garden centers that sell indoor plants. If you cannot […]