Entries from August 2011

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Growing up on the farm

TheGardenLady’s House on the Farm We were poor when I was a child growing up on the farm. But so was everyone else in my community and the surrounding communities, so no child felt the poverty. That was how things were. Yet my parents worked hard. Hard physical labor. Especially my mother, who not only […]

Friday, August 5th, 2011

What’s Happening in TheGardenLady’s Garden

Pink Crape Myrtle by BFS Man Since it is so hot outside, it is difficult even for TheGardenLady to want to be out among my flowers. I do spend a few hours daily watering the flowers, so I am out either early in the morning before or just when the sun comes up or close […]

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Climbing Hydrangea

Climbing Hydrangea Vines by beautifulcataya When the TheGardenLady was asked for the name of a good vine to grow along the wall of a house, my first suggestion was to check the amount of sunlight that side gets. Depending on the amount of sunlight will determine the vine you want to choose. Also, it would […]

Monday, August 1st, 2011

On Weeds

Purslane by A. Drauglis.. TheGardenLady has not spent much time writing about weeds. But weeds are something that TheGardenLady spends a lot of time pulling as well as thinking about. (I have read Weeds of the Northeast by Richard H. Uva. ) Whenever I pull the wild purslane- Portulaca oleracea or the Lamb’s Quarters -Chenopodium […]