Entries from June 2010

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Do Hydrangeas, Lilies and Dahlias Love Sun?

Face to the sun by Quiltsalad TheGardenLady received this question from Kareena. I had someone plant flowers in my garden. I told them the types of flowers I like (dahlias, lilies, tulips). There are already 3 azalea bushes there. They planted 3 hydrangeas, 4 lilies, 4 dahlias. There is sun all day because I am […]

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Plants for a Grave

Grave Daffodils by evinrisca TheGardenLady received this question from Lynn. An older lady at my church needs appropriate plants to use at her husband’s grave. Can she call you? She does not use computers. Cemeteries have different requirements on what is allowed to be planted on graves. More and more cemeteries do not allow permanent […]

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Helping an Avocado Tree Grow Branches

Avocado Tree Flowering by TaranRampersad TheGardenLady received this question from Athena. I live in Greece and I’ve grown an avocado tree from a seed. It is growing in a pot, it has thorns (I didn’t know they did) and it is growing tall as a signal stem. I read somewhere that if it grows too […]

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Dead Heading Gardenias

Gardenia: dead or alive by wiccked TheGardenLady received this question from Annette. My gardenia bushes were so full of blooms this year – they were glorious. The blooms only lasted a few days, about half of them yellowed and started to fall off.  I deadheaded them as they have some more buds. Did I do […]

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

The Medicinal Power of Lemon Grass

Drops – Cymbopogon Citratus Staupf by J.Gil A long time ago, TheGardenLady received an email asking about plants that help medically. Today TheGardenLady read an article that said that after a five year study Australian scientists have scientifically proven the lemon grass plant Cymbopogon ambiguus may be as good as aspirin when it comes to […]