Entries from July 2010

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Affecting the Color of Endless Summer Hydrangeas

Endless Summer Hydrangea by geekstogardeners TheGardenLady received this question from Kathy. I live in Fenwick, Old Saybrook and have always had a yard full of beautiful, brilliant blue Endless Summer hydrangeas. However, this year is the exception!! I have tried deadheading since the blooms are  overly abundant but the color is still lackluster, pale blue. […]

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Pest Problems Related to Indoor Plants

Mealy bugs by mpshadow2003 TheGardenLady received this question from Ben about pests problems with indoor planting. I know you have answered a few questions on dormitory planting before, and I have settled on starting with an Aspidistra and branching out once I’m comfortable with what seems to be a relatively easygoing plant. I’m simply looking […]

Monday, July 26th, 2010

‘Tis the Season for Plums

part of the plum tree by Brenda Anderson I love a good plum. I remember when my father planted a plum tree that was supposed to have 5 different types of plums on one tree.  We couldn’t wait for that first year’s harvest. I don’t ever remember 5 different types of plums on the tree, […]

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Eggplant Problem

Eggplant by Gare and Kitty TheGardenLady received this question from Terri. Why does the eggplant blossom dry up instead of producing a vegetable? Though eggplants like hot weather, they do need good irrigation. Your eggplants should have been planted in a warm spot facing south, and near a water supply. The soil should have been a […]

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Caring For and Identifying a Bonsai Tree

Japanese White Pine Bonsai Tree (Pinus parviflora) by Steve Greaves TheGardenLady received this question about her Bonsai tree from Judy. I just bought a Bonsai tree which has needles and not leaves and I am not sure what kind it is. How can I tell the type it is? Also I would like to know, […]

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Advice about Moss Gardens

Moss Acres TheGardenLady received this question from Bob on her post “Create a Moss Garden”. Any suggestions for keeping weeds out and killing the new ones? Will broad leaf weed killers harm moss? Any feed suggestions other than buttermilk? One of the best resources for technical support on raising moss is Moss Acres. Their website […]

Friday, July 16th, 2010

I Love Animals, Especially Birds, In My Garden

Beija-flor (Eupetomena macroura) – Swallow-tailed Hummingbid 2 592 – 2 by Flávio Cruvinel Brandão My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky by William Wordsworth So does my heart leap up when I behold an animal, bird or beneficial insect that has returned or come for the first time to my […]

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Silver Lake Nature Center: Award Water Garden Tours

Back Yard Water Garden by ranhar2 Have readers of TheGardenLady blog ever wanted to build a pond or water garden on your property? Or are you someone who has a pond or a water garden and wants to see what others are doing with theirs? Or are you, like TheGardenLady, someone who just loves to visit gardens […]

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Cricket Hill Garden: Name this Peony Contest

Are you a fan of contests? Are you  creative with  names? I just learned that Cricket Hill Garden is having a contest to name a really pretty new peony. Winner will receive the peony. Check out the peony contest here. Check out their link here to learn how to enter. Let me know if a […]

Friday, July 9th, 2010

The Amazing Effect of TheGardenLady’s Garden

TheGardenLady’s Garden in Bloom TheGardenLady’s garden is a flowering garden. I attempt to have flowering plants for as long as the year allows flowers to bloom.  I recently found the book Continuous Bloom by Pam Duthie in the local library and was pleased that I had almost every plant she suggested blooming in my garden. […]