Entries from February 2011

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Some Gardening Tips for March

compost by zen March is more the month for getting ready for gardening if you reside in the colder Hardy Temperature Zones areas such as zones 5 or 6. You can prune all dead and broken wood on trees, shrubs and vines now or any time of the year. This winter of our discontent the […]

Friday, February 25th, 2011

More Information About Disposing of the Giant Hogweed Plant

Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum)by neil-hoskins TheGardenLady received a follow-up question on her post about identifying and disposing of the Giant Hogweed plant. I am wondering, once I dig up the roots, can it be burned safely? Or if it is dug up and bagged, then what do I do with it? If you think that […]

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Garden Furniture

Ginkgo Biloba garden table and chairs by sunshinesyrie Now that winter seems almost over and with the woodchuck predicting an early spring, this GardenLady is dreaming both day and night about her garden and what changes may take place. Since the garden is really an outdoor room, to decorate is the fun thing to do. […]

Monday, February 21st, 2011


Cyclamen coum by Paul Gulliver One of the first charming mid-winter or spring flowers that will be popping their heads up from under the snow as soon as it melts is a little hardy perennial Cyclamen.  See here. Lucky the people who have these planted in their yards to welcome spring. (There are other hardy […]

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Where to Buy Snowdrops

snowdrop sign of Spring by algo TheGardenLady received this question from Vlad. I would love to buy some snowdrops for my girlfriend but I could not find them  anywhere. We are from Europe and we used to enjoy the snowdrops every spring Galanthus or Snowdrops seem to be much more popular in Europe than in […]

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Wayne Art Center Exhibit: Photographs of Chanticleer Garden by Rob Cardillo

Chanticleer – a pleasure garden by Rob Cardillo To dream of spring, TheGardenLady readers might want to attend a show with some outstanding photos of a wonderful Pennsylvania garden. This show, running until March 19th at the Wayne Art Center. Wayne Art Center in Wayne, PA. will exhibit 42 photographs showcasing Chanticleer Garden by photographer […]

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Pineapple Plant Pot

pineapple vase by Mrs. Dalloway TheGardenLady received this question from Sadie. I thought not only would it look really neat, but also be a way to compost.  I would like to take a cored pineapple and be able to fill it with soil and use it as a pot, then plant the whole thing into […]

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Why Plant Leaves Fold

folded leaf spider nest by mycocortex TheGardenLady received this question from Jim. I believe my snake plant is underwatered. The leaves are folding in half length-wise. I have probably underwatered in fear of overwatering. Any suggestions for bringing my snake plant back without overwatering it? Snake plant or Sansevieria is a tough plant that has […]

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

The Himalyan Blue Poppy

Meconopsis betonicifolia flower against sun by vincentdunne TheGardenLady received this question from Chazz. I was wondering if you know anything about Himalayan blue poppy. Do you know what soil and climate they like to grow in, and if they will do well in Northern Pennsylvania climate? There are two poppies called Himalayan blue poppy. One […]

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Flower Shows 2011

Chelsea Flowers by naughton321 It is that time of year again when Gardeners need to have their gardening spirits lifted by seeing flowers in bloom. This is the time for Flower Shows. TheGardenLady column wants to share some good links to locate flower shows near you or places you may want to travel for Flower […]