Entries from September 2011

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

How TheGardenLady Identifies Plants

ForageSF by Jaymi Heimbuch What does one do if one does not know the name of a plant that has no label or tag on it? Two friends came to me this week with just such a request. I am pretty good at identifying plants that grow in my temperature zone 6 and try to […]

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Dealing with Animals in the Garden

Fox searching – 6 by iglooo101 Living in nature is beautiful, but it can seem so defeating. TheGardenLady has written columns about how she lives and has to practice good wildlife management to enable her garden to grow successfully. All the animals want to enjoy her garden to the extent that if allowed, there would […]

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Brugmansia – My Little Shop of Horrors Plant

Brugmansia by mythlady As I wrote in a previous post, I get a daily bit of pleasure going out to my garden to see what is in bloom. Today it is my Brugmansia that is in bloom. And when I say, in bloom, I mean it is exploding with flowers. Brugmansia ‘Charles Grimaldi’ #1 by […]

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Hummingbird Moths

Hummingbird Moth by photofarmer Every day when I go out to check on my garden I find something pleasant to note for my satisfaction. I might be happy to see a lot of bees. I am especially thrilled when I see a few honey bees in their midst. I am always looking for butterflies. And […]

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Fall Planting

Bulbs. by don.wing45 Everyone knows that fall is the time to plant many of the bulbs that will bloom in the spring. All the stores are now carrying daffodils, tulips and other bulbs and catalogs are sending out the bulbs you ordered this spring. But fall is also the time to plant other plants for […]

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Decorating your garden with found objects

wringer washing machine in my garden by lolaleeloo2 After a while some people feel that they have enough plants in their garden with plenty of flowers, but the garden does not seem to be quite complete. Well, from time immemorial gardens have placed sculpture in a garden to add another interesting dimension. Sadly, some of […]

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Don’t Always Blame the Deer

I Blamed it on the Deer by mtsofan TheGardenLady wrote a column about deer and specifically said: Any person who is knowledgeable about deer will never tell you there is a plant that deer will not eat. Deer will taste everything and will eat anything depending on how hungry they are. Deer have favorite plants. […]

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Marzipan – An Almond Delicacy

Photo taken by TheGardenLady’s daughter at the Marzipan Museum. Everything in the photo is made out of marzipan. My favorite candy is marzipan. I am in love with this candy made out of almonds. I think marzipan is more popular in Europe than it is in the United States. Each country you visit in Europe […]

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Helping Plants when Stressed by Weather Challenges

Bee Balm, Stressed | 199/365 by mfhiatt Someone said that this summer has been the wettest on record-at least on the East Coast. Meanwhile parts of the US have had one of the longest, hottest droughts.  I believe the heat level is a record. The challenges for farmers and gardeners are huge. I often wonder […]

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Photos of Greece

This photo of canned fruits was taken in the town of Levidi in the Peloponnese. My daughter and my son with his family visited Greece this August. They spent a week with friends on the island of Santorini,  a volcanic island where there are 600 species of plant life. The main edible crops growing on […]