Entries Tagged as 'Hardiness Temperature Zones'

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 […]

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Flowers are Blooming Earlier than Usual – What Does this Mean?

A splash of colour in the gloom by Steve-h It is obvious on our planet that the weather has changed. The earth is warming. Many parts of the US are seeing flowers in bloom approximately a month earlier than usual. In my area, the hellebores have been in bloom for months. Snow drops and crocuses […]

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

How To Decide On Whether to Grow these Kmart Plants Outdoors

Dracaena marginata blooming by our Bamboo Gate by jungle mama TheGardenLady received this question from Luella. I bought some plants from Kmart a few weeks ago and I was wondering if I could plant them outside. I have a mother-in-law’s tongue, a drac marg (whatever that is), and what I believe is a rubber tree. […]

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Determining Your Hardiness Temperature Zone

TheGardenLady received this question from August. I live in Mount Laurel, NJ.  I see many garden care articles related to zone. What zone am I in? Depending on the hardiness temperature zone map you use, Mount Laurel, New Jersey is either in hardiness temperature zone 6b which has a low in the winter of -5 […]

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Variegated Hostas under Dogwoods

TheGardenLady received this question. I’d like to plant variegated hostas beneath a pink dogwood this spring. Is it a good idea? TheGardenLady thinks that planting variegated hostas under a pink dogwood sounds gorgeous. But because dogwoods are being stressed these days, plant the hostas with caution (see here). Be careful not to plant the hostas […]

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Hardiness Temperature Zones: What Zone Will Make My Plant Happy?

  TheGardenLady has been writing about a hardinessTemperature Zone Map for use when planning and planting your gardens. For those readers who wonder what TheGardenLady is writing about, let me explain. There are a number of factors/needs that are involved in growing plants. For example, each plant has its special water needs, special soil needs or […]