Entries Tagged as 'Marigolds'

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

The 2012 Burpee Seed Catalog – Part II

Queen Sophia French marigold closeup by OrganicNation In the last post, TheGardenLady discussed  some of the flower part of the Burpee Seed Catalog.   In this post, TheGardenLady will talk a little more about Burpee’s flowers, but more about their vegetables. In the vegetable part of the catalog you will find sweet corn that is red, […]

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Should One Buy or Harvest Seeds?

morning glory seeds by oceandesetoiles TheGardenLady received this question from someone called the Chicago Urban Gardener:  I recently read and enjoyed your article on morning glories, in which you describe how you start the plant from seed. I was curious to know, however, whether you buy your seeds or harvest them from the previous year’s […]

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Protecting Marigolds from Snails and Slugs

Marigolds avec Snail by MosaicMarj TheGardenLady received a question from Lou about protecting marigolds from snails and slugs. Marigolds love dry hot weather. If they are happy, they self seed and thrive, as those in my garden do. I haven’t planted them for a few years and they are coming up all over the place. […]

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Letting Go of Dying Marigolds

Lifeless by Rodrigo Neves On Monday, TheGardenLady wrote a post that answered a question from a Cassie about getting marigolds to bloom.  Here’s a follow-up question from Cassie. So should I just throw away the pathetic looking stems and the root ball? Cassie, I would not waste any more of your precious time on the […]

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Getting Marigolds to Bloom Again

Slowly… by Dialed-in! TheGardenLady received this question from Cassie. I recieved some  marigolds from a friend. They were orange and did not seem to be as big or sturdy as usual marigolds are. They bloomed well until it got too cold out.  I kept saving the flowers for the seed pods, and they grew very […]

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

To Eliminate Bad Insects You Must Attract Good Insects

TheGardenLady just attended an entomology lecture the other day. Insects are interesting and one has to learn how to deal with them both with indoor and outdoor plants. The safest way to get rid of the bad insect pests is to encourage good insects to your place. These beneficial insects do an amazing job keeping […]

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Transplanting a Marigold Plant in Brooklyn

TheGardenLady received this question from Courtney. I have a marigold plant outstide in a large planter that is still flowering (I live in Brooklyn, NY and it’s been in the high 50s-60s degrees lately). But I would like to transplant this plant to a pot so I can keep in inside during the winter…will this […]

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Replanting Marigolds

TheGardenLady received this question from Susan: I have marigolds in a pot which have died.  Can I replant them in an outside garden? If so shall I just take the whole plant out of the pot and dig a hole in an outside garden and put them in it. Have the marigold flowers died? Or […]

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Marigold Mystery

TheGardenLady received this question about marigolds. My marigolds are planted around the edge of the garden and watered 2x a week with the rest of the garden.  After a month they just started dying with no visible infestation.  Do you have any idea why?  Last year I planted marigolds in the same vicinity under a […]

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? […]