Entries from July 2011

Friday, July 29th, 2011

The Pyracantha Shrub

Orange Pyracantha Berries by vns2009 TheGardenLady received this comment from a Dr. Rothberg. Lilac!  Thanks very much for the garden tour.  I’m full of new ideas, some of which will be used in Nancy and David’s new garden in Chatham….What I was trying to think of (for a climbing plant along a sunny wall) is […]

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Where have all the butterflies gone?

Cabbage White Butterfly by wwarby My yard is jumping with squirrels. The Liquid Fence I use seems to keep the deer and rabbits away, though I see deer as well as rabbits in the distance. A neighbor has 3 red foxes living in her culvert. They prevent deer and rabbits from entering her yard. And […]

Monday, July 25th, 2011

How to Stay Safe and Cool in the Hot Weather

Please Keep Clean Water in Shallow Dishes to Help Birds Survive The Current Heat Wave!! by Koshyk My heart bleeds for the parts of our country and the world where people have been under a heat wave for such a long time. Here on the East coast where I live, we had a week of […]

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Mulch and Compost – Use Horse Manure

The Magic Of Horses by Big Grey Mare Another thing to do to your garden to prevent water loss in the time of drought, is to be sure that all your plants have mulch around their roots. Mulch keeps weeds down and helps retain water. There are many different types of mulch that you can […]

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Watering the Garden

Rain Barrel by grifray The dry days of summer are here. Since I want flowers whether they are annuals, perennials, shrubs or trees, I have to take care of them by watering. But water is a special commodity- clean water is becoming more and more a rare commodity. Water is also becoming more and more […]

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Box Elder Tree

Acer negundo ssp. californicum California Box-elder by davidhofmann08 When people walk by my yard, they often stop to ask me the name of a shrub, tree or perennial. I believe that seeing something growing in my yard has encouraged others to plant it. One tree that people have asked me about is one that I […]

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Flowering Sansevieira

Flowering “mother-in-law’s tongue” by malyousif TheGardenLady received this question from Cathy. What are the white flowers ghrowing out of my sansevieira plant?  My friend had this plant for years and she never got them. Lucky you! Sansevieria or  mother-in-law’s tongue, like many plants, DO have flowers. They are white or a pale yellow green and […]

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Shrubs, Perennials and Trees with Chartreuse or Gold Leaves

In the morning light by Quite Adept Since the email arrived asking for recommendations of plants with burgundy leaves, TheGardenLady has been thinking that some readers might be interested in plants with Chartreuse or golden foliage. When TheGardenLady first saw chartreuse leaves on plants, she couldn’t understand why people would want leaves that look sick. […]

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Wine and Roses Weigela and Purple Plants Similar to Them

Forest Pansy Redbud by jillmotts TheGardenLady received this question from Phil. I am looking for a plant that is similar to a wine and roses wiegela, same color, same leaves but not a root ball shrub. Any ideas? Wine and Roses Weigela is a lovely addition to any garden and now there seem to be […]

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Thanks for Your Comments and Questions

Red, White and Blue flowers by fayemozingo TheGardenLady gets a number of interesting questions, comments and garden related links sent to the blog. I look forward to readers taking the time to comment or ask gardening questions. I am very appreciative of each and every thought that is sent to my blog. For example, I […]