Entries from March 2011

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

The Science of the Exotic Fruit World

Annona cherimola (Cherimoya) by Arthur Chapman TheGardenLady had written a post about exotic fruits found around the world. Today’s post is an update in what is happening in the science of the exotic fruit world. The cherimoya or custard apple is said to be “the most the most delicious fruit known.” The reason it wasn’t […]

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Euonymus Japonicus

Japanese Spindle (Euonymus japonicus) cultivar leaves by mauroguanandi TheGardenLady received this question from Carol. I just bought a golden euonymus.  Is that an acid living plant. What a pretty accent shrub you will have with your golden Euonymus (probably Euonymus japonicus ‘Aureo-marginatus’). This pretty shrub is easy to grow in that it likes average soil […]

Friday, March 25th, 2011

The Garden Conservancy

  Photo credit: Mark F. Heffron As I walk around my property to see what spring flower has newly opened or think about what new ideas to try to incorporate into my garden, I think about visiting other gardens. And the thought of visiting gardens, both public and private, to look at for the sheer […]

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Cherry Blossom Festivals

Cherry blossom sunset by afagen Two enduring memories this GardenLady has are of the cherry blossom festivals in Washington, DC and the one in Newark, NJ. If you would love to see the cherry blossoms in bloom, there are Cherry Blossom Festivals throughout the United States. Some festivals have already started with other related events. […]

Monday, March 21st, 2011

The Cherry Blossom Tree and the Situation in Japan

Untitled by wakingphotolife This is the time when the Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan usually begins.  See here. The Japanese word for cherry blossom is Sakura. This ornamental tree is known in Latin as Prunus serrulata. During the Cherry Blossom Festival, there is the beauty of the experience of seeing all the trees in bloom […]

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

Fresno County Blossom Trail

Spring has come to California and TheGardenLady readers Helen and Isaak took their annual drive through the Fresno County Blossom Trail. Enjoy their photographs. Apricots Apricots Almonds

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Callaway Gardens: Weekend Azalea Getaway

Azaleas by Wilson (Army Gal) Are you an azalea lover? Would you like to to see what is billed as the world’s largest azalea display? The azalea display is at Callaway Gardens located in Georgia. This beautiful garden was conceived and created by Cason J. Callaway and his wife Virginia Hand Callaway for the benefit […]

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Grow Lights for Growing Food in the Dorm

Indoor Gardening with LED Grow Lights by Rachael & Zane Ross TheGardenLady received this question from Kayleigh. I really want to grow food in my dorm room. It doesn’t have a particularly large amount of sunlight. Is there a type of lamp I could buy? I want to plant some sort of easy-to-grow vegetable and/or […]

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Problem with an Avocado Tree

Avocado Tree by usedcarspecialist TheGardenLady received this question from Doug. I have an avocado tree that I started from a seed. It is over 3 years old and about 4 feet tall. It is in a pot. Recently the leaves got brown on the tips and then the entire leaf dried up and fell off. […]

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Caring for Aspidistras

aspidistra-elatior by invisiblecity TheGardenLady received this question from Kathy. I live in a very old home in Waco, Texas, with many beautiful aspidistras in various beds. This past winter was unusually cold for several nights in a row and now I have clumps of brown leaves. What is the best thing to do? Many of […]