Entries from February 2012

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Organic Fertilizers – Part II

Moo-Nure by OldOnliner Cow manure is a good all purpose organic manure with a good balance of nutrients. It is lower in Nitrogen than other manures so it doesn’t burn plants. It might have a high salt content because cows are given salt to lick, so don’t use too much at one time. If you […]

Monday, February 27th, 2012

A Beautiful Garden in Mmathethe, Botswana

My dear friend Lynn Deutsch, who is a Peace Corps member,  has written another post about a garden she discovered in Mmathethe, Botswana.  You can read her previous post about her horticultural experience in Mmathethe, Botswana here. I thought you may be interested in looking at some of these garden photos. As I was walking […]

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Adding a Conservatory or Greenhouse to your Property

conservatory by lert This GardenLady always dreamed of having a greenhouse. Other terms for the same or similar buildings are hothouse, conservatory or even sunroom. Historically the concept of having a building that can be used to grow vegetables indoors even during the cold of winter goes back to the Romans. Apparently Tiberius was said […]

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Organic Fertilizers – Part I

How much grass…by Kiwilad TheGardenLady recently attended a talk on Organic Gardening. One of the aspects of the talk presentation was the importance of good soil if you want a good garden. And to get that good soil, good organic fertilizers are needed. Organic fertilizers include animal manures. First of all, no one recommends using […]

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Excellent Gardening Lectures

morris in the spring by lisa cee This is a great time to attend excellent gardening lectures- now before you are busy working in your gardens. The different flower shows host excellent speakers that you can hear free, just for the admission price to the flower show. Don’t fail to check the list of events […]

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Jasminum nudiflorum or Jessamine or Winter Jasmine

Winter jasmine – Winterjasmin (Jasminum nudiflorum) by Maggi_94 Is spring here already? We on the East Coast in Temperature Hardiness Zone 6, have not really had any real winter weather. And now many of the early spring flowers are in bloom or starting to bloom. Should we worry? No one can predict whether a snowstorm […]

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Thompson & Morgan: An Excellent International Seed Catalog

bug of the day by urtica Most catalogs have a limited area they can ship seeds or plants because of all the different countries’ rules and regulations regarding seeds and plant material coming into their country. In the United States some seeds or plants cannot even be shipped into certain states. With all the international […]

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Ideas on How to Decorate the Garden

Flinstone Chair! by Just Nick… TheGardenLady will be going to some Garden Shows this Spring. Besides wanting to see the creative floral displays, I am looking for ideas to decorate my garden. I want to see the type of statuary or furniture they are showing. Of course, I prefer the decorations to be as inexpensive […]

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Pesticides for Ticks

Deer Tick (Ixodes scapularis) female, dorsal view by Michael Bok TheGardenLady would love to have a party in my back yard. But my back yard is not typical or usual in that it is across from a stream in a wooded area. This area is lovely, but I fear insects, especially Lyme ticks, that might […]

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Tree of Life Web Project

Tree of Life in Spring by h.koppdelaney TheGardenLady is always searching for great  websites that have to do with plants, animals and insects. I just discovered a great website for people of all ages- children will love the photos and videos as will college students or just interested older folks, like me. This website is […]