Entries from December 2010

Friday, December 31st, 2010

TheGardenLady Wishes You A Happy New Year!

Flower Fireworks by gamaree This Garden Lady would like to wish you all a very Happy, Healthy 2011 and a year of Great Gardening! Thank You to all who read these columns and to those of you who subscribe to TheGardenLady blog. Also, a thank you to those who sent in questions, comments and even […]

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Botanical Gardens

Festival of Lights at the Van Dusen Botanical Garden by Kim Yeoh The weather outdoors might be frightful but the Botanical Gardens in this country and in Canada are warm and welcoming. If you are looking for something to do with your friends, beau or family this Christmas season, don’t forget to check out the […]

Friday, December 24th, 2010

Buying a Fig Tree in New Jersey

the fig tree’s begun to bud by Toni F. TheGardenLady received this question from Sarah. I was thinking about getting my brother a fig plant for Christmas. There is a plant store online, which has a retail store in CT,  that was advertised in Better Homes & Gardens for it’s fig plants – logees.com.  However, […]

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Great Gardening Books

Are you thinking of giving a gardening book as a gift this season?  Or are you asking Santa for a gardening book for yourself? There are some excellent books for people of all ages and all levels of gardening experience. Here is a list of some of the publishing houses that have published  gardening books that TheGardenLady recommends.  […]

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Gardening Tools

Old garden rake used as a tool rack by ozhaggishead People who enjoy gardening might enjoy receiving a gift of good quality gardening tools. Or you might want to treat yourself to some quality tools like pruning shears or a folding saw. Where does one shop to be assured of a quality product that won’t […]

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Dealing with Deer with Fences

Deer Jumping Fence by F-Stop Philm If you are unlucky enough to live in an area where there are many wild deer, you are probably having problems with the deer eating your trees and plants.  You might also worry because deer carry so many Lyme ticks. The most common deer is the white-tailed deer-Odocoileus virginianus, […]

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Gardening-Related Odd Jobs

Putting up Christmas lights by dmswart I know that this is a Garden blog, but TheGardenLady thought that at this time of the year there might be a need to earn a few extra dollars. This is a time to do something extra special for someone and for yourself. So this column will be a […]

Monday, December 13th, 2010

How to Use the Internet to Find Gardening Information

macterrarium by aur2899 If you wish to do gardening, plant or insect and pest research on your own, TheGardenLady wants to suggest a few ways to get the best, most up to date information on line. The first is to check out what the extension offices have written on your subject of interest. When Googling […]

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Christmas Tree Candles and Zimsterne Cookies

Christmas Tree Candles 2009 by steveluscher One of the most wonderful Christmas trees that I have ever had the good fortune to see, I saw when I was first married. I won’t tell you how many years ago. My husband had recently finished graduate school and I had two small children. We lived in an […]

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

The Master Gardener Program

Master Gardener pull up by Garden Organic TheGardenLady has often suggested that when you, the readers, need your soil tested or if you have horticultural, gardening or insect problems you should call of go to your local Master Gardener Organization or to your Extension Office. I am sure that many readers know about this excellent […]