Entries from August 2011

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Butterflies in High Line Park

Butterfly on a yellow flower by tanakawho Whenever I see a butterfly, I get so excited, I am like a child. What is the wonder of butterflies that make them so magical?  Bear with TheGardenLady as I share a favorite poem or skip to the bottom to read about Manhattan’s newest park. “To A Butterfly” […]

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Herb Information: Check Out Jekka’s Herb Cookbook

Besides gardening, reading is one of my passions. My reading preference is non-fiction which includes cookbook reading. Reading cookbooks is my relaxation reading; I often do it while watching TV. Even though I rarely cook these days, I still enjoy reading recipes. I have a huge bookcase filled with cookbooks. I also have saved all […]

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Amazing Mazes

Sunflower maze by Need A Haircut Do you like mazes? Or do you feel that you will be trapped in one forever? When I received notification of the world’s largest sunflower maze, I felt that I had to add another post to my weekly blogging because this Thursday, August 25, 2011 is “New Jersey Audubon […]

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Plants that Attract Bees

bee on mint flowers-1 by Mr Po One comment TheGardenLady received was from a beekeeper who was delighted that she has mints growing in her yard because they attract so many bees. I agree, my mint plants attract a lot of bees as do other plants and herbs that are in flower as well as […]

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Dwarf Crape Myrtles

  Lagerstroemia Indica (I) by .Bambo. I love Crape Myrtles Lagerstroemia indica (the American Horticulture Society spells it Crape ) and they love hot weather. With the weather we have been having this summer, they have been in their glory. Another good thing for Crape Myrtles is these dry summers; because once established, Crape Myrtles […]

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Nature’s Garden in Ansel Adams Wilderness Area (Photos)

Two readers of TheGardenLady blog are avid hikers who say they are attempting to hike every trail in the Sierras as well as other California trails. Every weekend they try another trail or part of a trail. They love the native flora and fauna they meet or see on these trails as well as the […]

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Trying to meet the challenges of gardening

NOT ME!! I DID NOT EAT YOUR FLOWERS! by Snap-Smith Gardening can be a serious challenge for the gardener.  Consider the weather.  Who knows what to do in a profound drought like the one the MidWest experienced this summer? You cannot water plants when the water level goes down too low. Who knows what to […]

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Turkey’s Botanical Treasures

Flower bed at Topkapi Palace, Istanbul by John Picken In spite of the number of lovely flowers that I have already growing in my garden, this GardenLady always dreams of more flowers. Which ones should I add to the garden when I divide and transplant or give away those that have overgrown their stay? As […]

Friday, August 12th, 2011

More about the farm TheGardenLady grew up on

Bell pepper, with both green and red colors, natural color by Martin LaBar My parents’ farm was small. They raised the usual crops that everyone in the area who wasn’t a chicken farmer raised. And some of the chicken farmers also had small farms that raised the usual crops – tomatoes and strawberries were the […]

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

TheGardenLady’s Parent’s Farm

Lenni Lenape dancer by impulse2c As a child, I wished I knew about the original people who lived on the land that my parents’ farm was on. I wanted to know about the Lenni Lenape Indians that preceded my family to that area. But there were few books in our local library- and very few […]