Entries from January 2011

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Glyphosate is a Dangerous Herbicide

Glyphosate Injury by Arkansas Rice Planning your garden for the spring? Planning to use herbicides to kill weeds in your garden? If you are considering any chemical for your garden, think twice about it and think hard about the safety. If you think that any ”Pesticide is safe” that is sold in the stores, think […]

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Companion Planting or Underplanting

companion planting at Heligan, Cornwall by RoseBridger As the snow sits on the lawn, TheGardenLady is sure that her readers are dreaming of the day the bulbs start pushing up their leaves.  This is a sure sign that the flowers will soon open signaling spring. This spring I am looking forward to hyacinths and tulips […]

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Gardening Catalogs

Torture by Sun Dogs & Daylilies It is that time of year when garden catalogs start coming in the mail. I think gardeners have a problem; at least this gardener does. There are so many plants that I lust to own that I can’t read a seed catalog or go to a plant nursery and […]

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Amsonia: 2011 Perennial Plant of the Year

Arkansas Amsonia In Spring by deepintheforestcat In my garden I grow a plant that I love called Amsonia. l am also flattered that so many people who pass – even those driving by- my garden stop to ask the name of the plant when it is in flower. One woman, a friend who is a […]

Friday, January 21st, 2011

RIP: H. Clifton Russell, founder of Russell Gardens Wholsale

H. Clifton Russell TheGardenLady has constantly recommended that readers shop for plants at Russell Gardens Wholesale both for their great plants and their great prices. Sadly, this is to inform readers that the man who started this business has passed away. There will be a memorial for H. Clifton Russell this Sat. To read the […]

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Best New Plants of 2011

Livin’ Easy™ 1996 AARS Winner This is the time of year that the best new plants of the New Year are being announced: shrubs, trees annuals, perennials and vegetables. There is plenty of time to read about the plants to see if any will fit into your garden. The Yellow Rose by AllHarts All American […]

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

The Jewish Holiday of Tu B’Shevat – The New Year for Trees

Today is “Tu Be Shvat” The New Year for Tree in the Jewish Calendar by Ari Hahn Today is a holiday that is celebrated by Jewish people around the world and especially in Israel. The holiday is The New Year for Trees, called Tu B’ Shevat. The Dan Nature Preserve in December by Dara Date […]

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Great Gardening Book: Thoughtful Gardening by Robin Lane Fox

This winter has been a great time to curl up with a good book on gardening. I hope Santa Claus or whomever brought you good garden books to read in preparation for your own spring gardening. For this year’s holidays, my daughter-in-law’s brother gave me the book “Thoughtful Gardening” by Robin Lane Fox. I had […]

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Where to Buy Galanthus Nivalis (SnowDrops)

Snowdrops – Galanthus nivalis by Süleyman TheGardenLady received this question from Charlene. Do you happen to have any blooming or budding Galanthus Nivalis that you could sell me? I live in California.  If not, any suggestions? Galanthus Nivalis or the Common SnowDrops is a charming flower in gardens that have winters. They need the coldness […]

Monday, January 10th, 2011

More Thoughts about an Eco-Friendly Christmas

turnips by ted_major TheGardenLady received these comments, from  Donna and one lady who did not give her name . I too noted that real trees are more eco-friendly. It appears there is a lot more information on this subject being presented each day. I am always glad to find more support for the real trees. […]