Entries from May 2012

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Yellow Jacket Wasps

The New 2007 Model by Mr. Greenjeans TheGardenLady recently attended a lecture about yellow jacket wasps, or simply known as wasps in other  English speaking countries. In England there is a wasp watch. Most of the yellow jacket wasps are black and yellow. But don’t confuse them with the black and yellow honey bee. Yellow […]

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Birds that Visit TheGardenLady’s Garden

Early bird gets the worm…. by . : : v i S H a l : : . TheGardenLady loves all the visitors to her garden. I love when family and friends and strangers come to see what is growing in my yard. I love to see and try to count the bees that are […]

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

World Naked Gardening Day

through the flowers. by Casey David Sometimes I wonder if this Garden Lady is always on top of what is happening in the world. I guess I am too busy in my own garden, weeding, planting or just plain enjoying the results of my labor to keep up with everything that is going on. Or […]

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Harvesting Maize in Botswana

The following post is from my friend Pai (aka Lynne) who joined the Peace Corp and was sent to work in a town called Mmathethe. I’m visiting the town of Kanye in Botswana today, so I’m taking this opportunity to send you these pics of what I saw on my walk the other night. It’s […]

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Planting in Wind Swept Areas

Wind Swept by druss101 TheGardenLady received this question from Joyce. I have a small garden bed at the front of my house. It gets the sun in the morning only, and it’s very opened to the wind.  Could you recommend any plants I could get to make it nice and colorful. Wind swept areas are […]

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

FreshPaper – A Product that Might Keep Refrigerated Produce Fresh for Longer

Fridge (before) by pat+sarah Yesterday when reading one of my favorite newspapers, I found out about a new product that I want my readers to know about.  The new product is manufactured by a company I do not know; nor do they know TheGardenLady when I tell you about this product. So this is NOT […]

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

How to Prevent Thrips From Distorting Rose Flowers

Teeming with life by elizabethdonoghue My roses are in bloom already. It is amazing to see roses in bloom two to four weeks early. But since all the other flowers opened early, why shouldn’t the roses? One dreams that insects wouldn’t enjoy the roses as much as I do; but unfortunately roses are one of […]

Friday, May 11th, 2012


Torch Lily in Early Spring by Abe K A reader wanted TheGardenLady to identify a flower that she liked. It is an Kniphofia (the k is silent) and people seem to pronounce the name in a few different ways as you will hear when you watch this video. It also has a number of common […]

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

International Compost Awareness Week

The finished compost bin by London Permaculture I just learned that the first full week in May is International Compost Awareness Week or ICAW.  Since I know that all the readers of TheGardenLady blog are composting all their leaves and garbage (except for bones, meat, grease or carnivore feces, like dog and cat poop) I […]

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Gardening with Health Issues

Gardening from a Wheelchair by mikecogh Many people love to garden, but because of health issues they think they no longer are capable of working in the garden. “Nurturing something and watching it grow can be very therapeutic and rewarding,  helping people take their minds off their pain and lets them feel that they are […]