Entries Tagged as 'Advice'

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Ten Tips for Success with your Garden

Apricot rose and budding alliums by katewrightson 1. Be sure your vegetable garden is in a sunny location away from an area where there might be underlying roots of trees. And it is good to have a watering source nearby. 2. Be sure you have had your soil tested in the last 3 years and […]

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Mini Iris Problem

Mini Iris by jamesrjohnson TheGardenLady received this question from Debbie. My favorite “mini” purple irises have very little blooms this year? Do I need to expose the roots? More sun perhaps? From the sounds of your letter, your favorite “mini” purple irises have bloomed for you in the past. You don’t mention if the plant […]

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Eradicating Oxalis Corniculata

TheGardenLady received this question from Gay. What do you recommend to eradicate Oxalis in coastal climate (SF Bay area)? This is not the ornamental type, it is invasive with a succulent flower stem and yellow blossom. Oxalis – Oxalis corniculata L. , yellow wood sorrel is an invasive plant in California. This GardenLady always tries […]

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Saving Potted Daffodils

TheGardenLady received this question from Cecilia. I have some daffodils in pots and the flowers have already dried out. What do I need to do  to keep them healthy for next year? Or will theybe fine without my help? When the flowers on your daffodils dry out, cut them off. This goes for daffodils growing […]

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Dividing Dicentra Spectabilis

TheGardenLady received this question. I have a huge Bleeding heart plant the I would like to divide. I see buds coming out about the size of a pinky nail. Is it too late to divide? I am afraid of killing it. The correct time to divide Bleeding Heart, Dicentra spectabilis is in September. At that […]

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Winter Care for Encore Azaleas

TheGardenLady received a comment on her post Summer Care for Encore Azaleas from Mr. Gulius. What should I do to my Encore Azaleas during winter month? TheGardenLady sent this question o the people at Encore Azalea, and this is their answer: As your Encores mature and get more established in their environment, they will be […]

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Project BudBurst: Volunteering for Climate Change

TheGardenLady was once asked how climate changes have affected gardeners.  See here.  TheGardenLady responded that we have to wait to see. Well, now TheGardenLady is asking her readers if they would be willing to volunteer to help find out what the effects of climate change are. Please read the column to see if you can […]

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Garden Shows in the US and Abroad

Philadelphia Flower Show This is the time of year when everyone living in cold wintry areas want to rush the gardening season. To that end, to help with your dreams of your own gardens, there are Garden Shows coming up all over the country – and world. Plan your vacation around some of these Garden […]

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

How To Help Pollinators

Every reader of TheGardenLady knows the importance of pollinators to pollinate (pol·li·nate- definition of the verb; To transfer pollen from an anther to the stigma of (a flower)  flowers, vegetables and other plants, shrubs and trees.) All agriculture depends on pollinators.  “Pollinators are essential to Life.”  We’ve read numerous articles about the problem called bee […]

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Taking Care of Your Mother-In-Law’s Tongue Plant

TheGardenLady received this question from Donna: I have a  that is turning yellow. I have had it for over ten years and it’s been in the same pot since. It has always done well, but here recently it is becoming sick. There hasn’t been any change to it to cause it. Any suggestions? Since you […]