Entries Tagged as 'Houseplants'

Monday, November 26th, 2007

How to Deal with a Sick Mother-In-Law Plant

  TheGardenLady received this question from Dawn: Someone gave me a mother inlaw plant and said it lives outside and that I couldnt kill it, but it looks like its dying now…will it die in the winter and rebloom in the summer? Plants that will grow outdoors all year long come from a place that […]

Monday, November 12th, 2007

Growing Plants in Containers

  TheGardenLady received this question from Yoonsin Park: I live in a condo with a small patio.  Due to that I can only have container plants.  I don’t want to get larger & larger containers as the plant grows.  I just want to get one container and the plant to retain itself in it.  What is […]

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

What Flowering Plant is Good to Grow in a Dorm Room?

                                                                   TheGardenLady received this question from Scott – I want to grow some plants in my dorm this coming fall.  I have a spider plant currently in a small pot. I’m looking for something unique that hopefully flowers and smells.  My room will be facing due east.  It will get direct sunlight when the sun […]

Thursday, June 7th, 2007

Tip: A Great Nursery to Buy Perennial Plants and Herbs

TheGardenLady has been answering questions for months. The strange thing is that TheGardenLady has never received any comments. For example, a comment may have been: “HELP! I find your column interesting reading because you recommend great plants that I would like to grow, but I can’t find them in the stores near me or they […]

Saturday, June 2nd, 2007

Mother-in-Law Plant

                                                                         TheGardenLady received this question from Beverly. I have a mother-in-law plant that has funny looking flowers that came up. It is sweet smelling. But it attracts wasps!! i have never heard or seen one bloom. Can you tell me where I can see a picture of the flower ? Congratulations on your Sansevieria’s (mother-in-law’s […]

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

Caring for Marigolds

                                                                           TheGardenLady received this question from Sammy. I am trying to grow marigolds on my balcony. They were already partially grown when I got them and were already flowering now they are starting to get lots of  flowers and the leaves are starting to fall off. I need some advice on pruning  them. Is there […]

Saturday, May 26th, 2007


                                                                         TheGardenLady received this question from Kevin: I have a very small front area,very small,2’x25′ with very little sun.  I was thinking about some kind of ornamental grass for height and some other colorful flowers. Any ideas? For a shaded, narrow, long garden, foliage interest might be what you are looking for. Hostas are definitely […]

Monday, January 29th, 2007

Plants in Crystal Pots

I received the following question from Sol: How can I conserve mini plants in crystal pots? Your question is not quite clear. Do you wish to plant miniature plants in crystal pots that have no drainage holes? What plants do you want to plant- miniature African violets, cacti, alpines? Remember plants do best when you […]

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

Plants that even children can take care of

I received a great question from Matt about plants that children can care for.  He wrote, My kids (7 & 10) are showing a natural interest in raising their own plant or tree (similar to their interest in having an ant farm or collecting caterpillars) and I was hoping you could tell me of some […]

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Taking care of plants when you are away for the holidays

I was asked the following plant-related question by someone named Sarah: I saw a suggestion to bury used tea bags in your houseplant soil to retain water in winter.  Any other hints to help keep plants moist when we’re away for the holidays? I had never heard of burying used tea bags in your houseplant soil […]