Entries from April 2011

Friday, April 29th, 2011

An Organic Wasp Killer that Takes the Sting Out of the Great Outdoors

The Importance of Organic Wasp Killers for Backyards Wasps can be very beneficial. However, wasps elicit fear in many people, especially those who are severely allergic to them. Painful to humans, a wasp’s sting can vary greatly in toxicity. For those without an allergy to wasp stings, they will experience varying degrees of burning, itching, […]

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

How Wasps Can be Beneficial in the Garden

wasps by myriorama Everyone knows that honey bees or lady bugs are beneficial insects. But there are other beneficial insects in the garden that we often don’t think of as beneficial. These insects may be minor pollinators but the reason they are really beneficial is because they are predators of harmful insects. TheGardenLady is specifically […]

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Battling Animals in the Garden – Part II

Baby Groundhog #1 by Chiot’s Run Besides battling the deer in my garden (see last post), I have rabbits. They could have eaten some of my plants. I haven’t seen any rabbits on my property so far this spring, so that was why I had not blamed them for this early spring eating. Liquid Fence […]

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Battling Animals in the Garden – Part I

snoopy baby deer by AlicePopkorn I wrote in a recent TheGardenLady column about the deer seemingly decimating my plants. For example, the hemerocallis or day lily shoots that have emerged this spring have been shorn aImost down to the ground. The same thing has happened to the leaves of the tulips that are emerging from […]

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011


The Dangers of Chemical Pesticides Pesticides are chemical substances that are used to kill, repel, or regulate the growth of biological organisms. This diverse group includes insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, nematicides, acaricides, rodenticides, avicides, wood preservatives, and antifoulants. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently estimated that more than 1.2 billion pounds of pesticides are applied to […]

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Israeli Flower Websites

Gorgeous flowers on the hillside of the Hinnom Valley Purple Flower by WKeown This April people around the world will be celebrating both Passover and Easter. This year you might like to decorate your house with flowers that Moses or Jesus might have seen or trod on. You may want to buy flowers that are […]

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Madonna Lily – Lilium Candidum

lilium candidum by Giuliagas Easter will soon be here and with it all the wonderful flowers of Spring will be appearing in the stores. Mostly we think of the flowers that are produced from bulbs like tulips, hyacinths and others. The most popular of the flowers is the Madonna lily, Lilium candidum. Not only is […]

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Alpine Plant Sales or Conferences

The Fells – Photo source: The Fells Chapter of NARGS For readers of TheGardenLady.org who love alpine flowers and are interested in using them in their gardens or are planning on making a rock garden, or whatever, one of the best places known for their Alpine plant sales in the Eastern US is Stonecrop Gardens […]

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Wooden Garden Furniture

Bench in Double-walled Garden by Charles Stirton It’s only the start of April, but already the temperature is a little bit warmer, the days are lighter for longer and the season begins to change from Spring to Summer. I absolutely love this time of year.  It’s the time of year when the difficulties of winter, […]

Monday, April 11th, 2011

UK Gardens

Chelsea Physic Garden by europealacarte.co.uk TheGardenLady loves to visit gardens. Spring is here and the urge is back. A number of years ago, TheGardenLady created a tour of gardens of England for myself and garden lover friends- this is not a business that I do, just a labor of love. The tour that I had […]