Entries from August 2010

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Bedbugs: How to Deal with this Problem

bed bug close up by David P James One of the major problems that we are experiencing these days is the reemergence of bedbugs. This is a grave problem that is growing everywhere in the world.  The good news is that bed bugs are not supposed to carry any diseases. And the sort of good […]

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Bardini Gardens in Florence (Photos)

TheGardenLady loves Italy, the art, the cities and countryside and the gardens. I have visited many Italian gardens but the Bardini gardens in Florence (see here) is not a garden that I had ever known about until recently. I have visited Florence a number of times over the years and wondered how I could possibly […]

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

The Boboli Gardens (Photos)

TheGardenLady loves to travel to visit gardens around the world.  One of the gardens TheGardenLady visited many years ago was the Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy.  Unfortunately, TheGardenLady had not taken any photos. When my daughter had the opportunity to visit Tuscany this summer, I begged her to take photos of gardens if she had […]

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

A Knotty Impatiens Problem

Orange Jewelweed – Impatiens Capensis by A. Walden TheGardenLady received this question from Howard. I have a North facing brownstone garden with partial sun here in Manhattan, New York City. Each year a good portion of the semi-shady part of the garden is planted with impatiens. They are the seedlings from the previous year so […]

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Can You Grow Pink Lady Apple Trees In South Dakota?

Pink Lady Apples on Treeby banderson0303 TheGardenLady received this question from Betty. I was just wondering if you could grow pink lady apple trees in South Dakota. We love them apples and the store sells out as fast as they come in.. The Pink Lady apple that originates in Western Australia is a hot climate […]

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Buying Plants from Nurseries When It’s This Hot

York Restoration Corporation Building Restoration Local Nursery by York Restorations TheGardenLady feels sorry for plant nurseries in this heat and drought. Not only do they have to do frequent watering, but TheGardenLady can’t imagine many people buying right now. So the nurseries are putting their plants on sale and some prices are almost so low […]

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Getting Ready for the Monarch Butterflies

Caterpillar to Butterfly… just emerged from its cocoon, Monarch is feeding on orange and gold flowers of a regrown milkweed by jungle mama Are you, like TheGardenLady, getting ready for the Monarch Butterflies? Yellow Swallowtail and Black Swallowtail in TheGardenLady’s Garden My garden has lots of butterflies including the beautiful Yellow Swallowtail and Black Swallowtail […]

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Growing Plants Under Conifers

Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis) by ann j p TheGardenLady received this question from Bronwyn. I’m trying to find a low growing plant (20cm max height) for planting under my conifers.  The garden is extremely bare under the conifers. Do you have any advice please? It can be tricky to grow plants under your conifer because a) […]

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Monochromatic Gardens: Creating an Orange-Themed Garden

Orange flower garden by happysoul81 Anne in Chicago had once asked me what plants she should use in her front yard. Because I knew that orange was her favorite color, I gave her a list of orange flowers that bloom throughout the season that she might like to try. I thought it would  be exciting […]

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Can You Eat Vegetables Grown Near Agapanthus?

Nerine bowdenii by Eric in SF TheGardenLady received this question from Zanele. Is it safe to eat vegetables grown near the roots of agapanthus? I have green beans growing close to agapanthus and am wondering if it is safe to eat them. This is a very interesting question. All the websites do speak about the […]