Entries from September 2010

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Begonia Grandis

ベゴニア/Begonia grandis by nobuflickr This past weekend TheGardenLady visited a lovely garden in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. The owner wanted to show me what she had in bloom. Under the trees in the shade and growing in the pachysandra were her hardy begonias – begonia grandis. She especially wanted to show off these plants that were […]

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Aster Amellus ‘King George’

This photo of Aster amellus “King George” is from GardensandPlants.com TheGardenLady received this question from Doug. I am particularly interested in the “perennial Aster amellus ‘King George.’”. As I was informed by my grandmother that her father had cultivated this or a similar plant. Please could you provide me with any information you have on […]

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Sending Photos to TheGardenLady to Identify Plants

Photographer / 写真家 by sakichin TheGardenLady received this question from Amanda. I love houseplants and have several.  I have a few that I just can’t seem to find the names of.  Could I email you pics? TheGardenLady would love to have photos of your plants. Be sure they are clear. More than one photo is […]

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Getting Pricked by a Rose

Drop of blood by sudesh TheGardenLady received this question from Gary. I pricked my finger on a rose thorn a few weeks ago. I wore gloves but the thorn still went right through. There was very little bleeding, no infection, swelling or itching. The wound has since healed but I can still see a dark […]

Monday, September 20th, 2010

A Rock Garden Question

Rock Garden in Fall by Calendar Garden TheGardenLady received this question from Malcolm. We have a rockery in part of our garden.  We sit a lot opposite to it.  In Spring it’s lovely, but the rest of the summer it’s dull.  I want to start again with the rockery.  I will remove all the rocks, […]

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Lou Manfredini’s Advice about How to Make a Raised Garden Bed

Our Suburban Garden by SteveSJ76 TheGardenLady has invited people with horticultural interests and expertise to contribute posts to this blog. The following post is about how to build a raised garden bed and was submitted by Lou Manfredini.  Lou is Ace Hardware’s Home Expert.  He is a nationally recognized DIY expert, hosting his own home […]

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Coleus Plants at Atlock Farm

Smallwood’s Driveway by eskinola Yesterday was a gloriously beautiful day, so TheGardenLady and her friends decided to visit Atlock Farm, an outstanding nursery at 545 Weston Canal Road in Somerset, NJ.  If you see a house surrounded by topiaried or sculpted trees, you know you are next door to this wonderful nursery. Besides selling really […]

Monday, September 13th, 2010

The Honey Bee Conservancy

Lustrous Spicy Jatropha and a busy shiny-winged Honey Bee by jungle mama This is an update on honey bees. This summer TheGardenLady saw numerous bees on all her flowers. It is delightful to see how happy the bees are. However, when I looked at the bees, I rarely saw a honey bee. I think I […]

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Pennisetum – An Ornamental Millet

Pennisetum glaucum ‘Purple Majesty’by SS&SS TheGardenLady received this question from Patti. I was at my local home store yesterday and saw a beautiful ornamenatal grass in a pot. Of course ‘no one’ who worked there knew what it was! They had tag on for the container, nothing about the contents. The plant to me looked […]

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Shrubs that Grow in Little Sun

Aucuba japonica by heathervhogg TheGardenLady received this question from Kelly. I live in Georgia where it can get really hot and dry at times. I have a space in back against my house which gets little or no sun during the day. I would like a shrub or two which may live in these conditions. […]