Entries from March 2012

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Container Gardening

Hypertufa Ball by Geek2Nurse Growing plants in containers is popular for all sorts of reasons: 1) you have little available space to make a garden 2) you are elderly or handicapped so it is difficult to garden in a garden 3) the sun or shade on your property may not be where you are able […]

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Planting Ideas for Difficult Spaces

trough garden by Tchessie A problem people have who want to garden can be no land or a very small bit of land or something on your property that makes it difficult to plant. You want plants, you want flowers so what are your options? Don’t despair: be creative! Everyone knows that container gardening is […]

Monday, March 26th, 2012

The Whatcom Seed Company

Moringa oleifera by dinesh_valke There are so many seed catalogs whose photos show such wonderful plants that you can grow in your gardens, it almost seems too difficult to choose. Still I recently discovered yet another seed catalog that I think TheGardenLady readers will find as exciting as I did. Will this additional site add […]

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Perennial Plant of 2012 – Siberian Bugloss

Brunnera macrophylla ‘Variegata’ 心葉牛舌草 by beautifulcataya If you want to plant the Perennial Plant of 2012, it is Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’. The common name is Siberian bugloss. These shade loving perennial plants have flowers that look like light blue forget-me- nots but with lovely heart shaped leaves. Jack Frost’s green leaf has a silvery […]

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Touring Other People’s Gardens – The Garden Conservancy

Untitled by edanastas Not only is this the time to enjoy your garden and its flowers, but this is the time to start thinking about visiting other gardens to see what others are doing in their gardens. Some of the garden ideas you see in others’ gardens can sometimes be brought home and used in […]

Monday, March 19th, 2012

2012 Centennial National Cherry Blossom Festival – March 20th through April 27th

Stone Lantern detail – cherry trees – Tidal Basin – Washington DC – 2012-03-15 by dctim1 The cherry blossoms have opened already in my area. I was amazed when I saw the first tree in bloom on Monday, but now I see other cherry trees in flower. This morning TheGardenLady heard from her Japanese pen […]

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

5 Fruit-Bearing Shrubs that do Best in Acidic Soil

Our Blueberry Bush by martinrstone When you plant your garden, the first thing you should do is have the soil tested. The test will include the soil pH of the area of your garden where you want to plant. The pH is a scale from 0 through 14. From 0 to below 7, the soil […]

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Building a Cold Frame for Planting Seedings and Cold Weather Crops

Cold Frame by terriem Recycling is the hot word these days. And gardeners are doing more of it. You can, too. For example, if you have external doors made of glass or storm windows that are no longer used, reuse them to build your own cold frame. What is a cold frame? A cold frame […]

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Plants that can Survive Outdoors in West Chester, Pennsylvania March Weather

tete-a-tete miniature daffodil by ndrwfgg TheGardenLady received this question from someone calling him or herself “Garden Challenged”. I’m having guests next weekend and would like to put something pretty in the outdoor planters. Any suggestions for something that can survive mid-March in West Chester, PA (outside of Philadelphia)? Visit your neighborhood plant nurseries. I recommend […]

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Make Sure that your Outdoor Furniture is Eco-Friendly

Green Furniture by geoftheref TheGardenLady enjoys going to various flower shows. She just recently attended the 2012 Philadelphia Flower Show and she wrote about her experience in the last post. When she visits these flower shows she often sees interesting exhibits of furniture made for the outdoors. And this has the TheGardenLady wonder about what […]