Entries Tagged as 'Flowers'

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Blooming Problems With Knock Out Roses

TheGardenLady received these two questions about Knock Out roses from Mary and Diane respectively. I planted eight knock out roses in the sun last year and they bloomed. After blooming the first year I put mulch on the base of the rose bush and the ground was not frozen. This spring I cut them back […]

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Unusual Floral Pieces at Lacroix Restaurant

One Sunday in May TheGardenLady was invited to lunch at Lacroix Restaurant in the Rittenhouse Hotel on Rittenhouse Square. The restaurant advertises itself as having one of the 10 best hotel brunches in the US. TheGardenLady will not talk about the wonderful ambiance of the restaurant or the fantastic service we had that day nor […]

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Mojave Desert Wildflowers

In a departure from the man-made gardens that are often the subject of this blog, this past weekend’s adventure was spent exploring the wildflower displays at two unique spots within the Mojave Desert (see here). Covering southern Nevada, western Arizona, southwestern Utah, and southeastern California, this roughly 25,000 square-mile-large swatch of land is home to […]

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 […]

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Caring for Sick Peace Lilies

TheGardenLady received this question from Linda. I have a peace lily indoor plant which has sentimental value to me and over the past winter it has contracted a leaf condition – the leaves die from the tip towards the stem.  It’s as though a critter is “sucking” the life from it. It still flowers, but […]

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Caring for Indoor Daffodils

TheGardenLady received this question about daffodils: I have also recently received a small pot of daffodils for indoors [probably from the local grocery store. It has the colored foil around it]. They doubled in length in one day, look healthy, and have smaller buds about to come out. I keep them in my room which […]

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 […]

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Underwater Flower Arrangements

TheGardenLady received this question from Sally. How would you condition daffodils that will be used in an underwater arrangement for 24 hrs? Once underwater, is there anything that can be added to stabilize the flowers? TheGardenLady has never tried to make underwater arrangements and wonder if the writer of this question is planning an underwater […]

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Galanthus – Snowdrops

Galanthus ‘S.Arnott’ Still looking forward to spring? Besides daffodils and crocuses there is another bulb that blooms early and is a harbinger of spring. It is a bulb native to Europe and Turkey that has a common name of Fair Maid of February because that is when many of the species bloom. In the US […]

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Getting Cracker Jack Marigolds to Bloom for the Hindu Fire Walking Festival

TheGardenLady received this comment from Priven: Every year I try to grow tons of cracker jack marigolds but they never seem to bloom well and do their best. I need a huge volume of flowers for the Hindu Fire Walking Festival, but still get let down at the last minute. What am I doing wrong? […]