Entries from October 2010

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Dreaming of Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie by endless beauty This is the season that I start dreaming of pumpkin pie. To make my pie from canned pumpkin or to buy a fresh pumpkin, that is my question. I like them both. A friend says that because fresh pumpkins are so expensive and canned pumpkin is so cheap and so […]

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Pruning Chrysanthemums‏

Chrysanthemums all bokehed except one by naruo0720 Chrysanthemums are spectacular this year. There are so many beautiful ones for sale in the stores and nurseries that they are irresistible. If you buy them fully flowered, you can put them in a pretty cache pot or urn to display them. Or you can plant them in […]

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Little Heathens: Growing Up on a Farm and Appreciating Tomatoes

TheGardenLady just finished reading Little Heathens by Mildred Armstrong Kalish. I decided to read this book not only because the cover said it was voted One Of The Ten Best Books of the Year by the New York Times Book Review but because TheGardenLady wanted to learn what life was like on an Iowa Farm […]

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Scotts Company Advice about Fall Lawn Care

Lawnmower on Leaves by tvindy TheGardenLady doesn’t want you to think that she advocates just certain products on her site- though if I like something, I will tell you.  There are many good gardening products on the market. But when good advice is given by companies, this garden site will let her readers know. In […]

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Videos of Wildflowers in Different Parts of the World

I found these YouTube videos of wildflowers growing in different parts of the world.  There is some beautiful music that accompanies the images.  Enjoy! Rockin’ Rosaceae’s- Wildflowers and Plants of the Inland Northwest Wildflowers of Japan 2-1

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Miscanthus: Ornamental Grasses

More Miscanthus in Our September Garden by UGArdener TheGardenLady received this question from Joanne. I am looking for a maintenace free ornamental grass. I need it to be about 4′ in circumfrance and about 7′ tall.  I live in zone 6 in connecticut. I don’t know what to buy. I have partial sun. This year […]

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Now is a Great Time to Plant Azaleas

‘Autumn Sunset’ and ‘Autumn Embers’ Encore Azaleas by pawightm Fall is an ideal time to plant azaleas as well as Encore Azaleas! See here. Plant azaleas as well as Encore Azaleas in fall to enjoy flowers until first frost and allow time for roots to establish without damage from extreme temperatures. In some areas, summer […]

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Farfugium – Giant Leopard Plant

Farfugium japonicum cv. Aureo-maculata by brewbooks TheGardenLady received this question from Jane. We live in Zone 7 and have just this summer planted a giant leopard plant – farfugium. We are wondering if we need to bring it in for the winter or just cover it with mulch. If so, how much mulch? TheGardenLady has […]

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Pruning Hydrangeas

Hydrangea by Eric M Martin TheGardenLady received this question from Mary. Last month I planted a hydrangea plant and it has 8 blossoms on it. Can I cut the blossoms off now, and will it affect the growth next year? Or should I leave it alone? The choice of cutting the blossoms or leaving them […]

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Aristolochia: Dutchman’s Pipe Vine

Dutchman’s Pipe by annkelliott TheGardenLady received this question M’Lourdes. I would very much like to know the name of a delicate climber I was given [photo above].  Can you please help me identify this climber? This plant has three common names, calico flower, pipe vine or Dutchman’s Pipe Vine.The Latin Family name of this plant […]