Entries from May 2011

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Visiting Cricket Hill Garden

Double Vision by thegardenbuzz It may look dismal outside and the rains are not letting gardeners work in their gardens, but this GardenLady is still “high” from a long weekend spent looking at gorgeous gardens and outstanding nurseries in the Northwestern corner of Conn. Let me explain. This past weekend, I convinced a gardening friend […]

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Getting Rid of Squirrels

Basic Squirrel Information Squirrels are one of the few wild animals that have learned to coexist with man. With over 365 species found throughout the world, squirrels live in virtually every park, forest, and backyard. The most common squirrels are the ground, the tree and the flying squirrel. They are omnivores, which means they will […]

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Rubber Plant

Rubber Plant by endenizen TheGardenLady received this question from Becky, who had written in the subject line of her email “rudderplant”. Can it be put out side if not in sun light ? I think you mean a Rubber plant- Ficus. It grows outdoors in USDA hardiness temperature zones 10b and 11 and can grow […]

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

How to Deal with Snow on the Mountain

Aegopodium podograria #1 by J.G. in S.F. TheGardenLady received this question from Janet. I was given some hostas and there were some pieces of Snow on the Mountain mingled with them, which is taking over everything.  How can I kill the snow without killing the rest of my plants? I have dug until I’m blue […]

Friday, May 20th, 2011

A Gardener’s Event in NJ this Saturday: Earthly Delights

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Come one, come all to A Gardener’s Event. Gardeners within driving distance of NJ should not miss Earthly Delights, a gardeners event this Saturday (see here) where merchants of rare and unusual plants will sell their plants and merchants with distinctive garden antiques will have garden products for sale. There will […]

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Is it a Sambucus?

Sambucus nigra – vlierbloesem by AnneTanne TheGardenLady received another request from Linda to identify one of her plants from this photo below that she sent. What plant is this? TheGardenLady had no difficulty identifying Linda’s cactus.  The Epiphyllum or Orchid cactus was easy to identify because of its unique leaf and also because there was […]

Monday, May 16th, 2011

How to Propagate Dutchman’s Pipe

Aristolochia californica #2 by J.G. in S.F. TheGardenLady received this question from Neil. I have taken a shoot off an old vine where I grew up in CT. I want to plant in Georgia. It sits in a glass of water. Looks healthy. Have you any hints on how to get it to make roots […]

Friday, May 13th, 2011

It Looks Like an Epiphyllum cactus or Orchid cactus

Epiphyllum – Susan Lynn by epiforums TheGardenLady received this question from Linda. I have a cactus plant with long flat ears. It sprouts little ones all along the sides. I am writing to you to ask if you might know the name of a cactus that looks like that.  Here is a photo of it. […]

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

When To Plant Seedlings Outdoors

April 16th: Seedlings galore by flickrich TheGardenLady received this question about starter planting. We have plants that we started in the window and green beans are 4 in and our corn is right behind. We have other veggies that are a little slower. We live in Olathe Kansas. When can we put them all out? […]

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Demilked.com: Design Milking Magazine

Designer: Kevin Hunt TheGardenLady recently discovered a fun website called demilked.com that I thought gardeners might enjoy seeing. I have chosen the sections of this site that I thought gardeners might enjoy  (see here and here and here). I love creativity and this website has many creative ideas to view but since TheGardenLady is a […]