Entries Tagged as 'Plants'

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, 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 […]

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Tea Plants (part II)

The strongest flavored tea made from the Camellia sinenses leaves is called black tea or red tea.  Black tea is the tea which was most commonly sold over the years in the US by brand names like Tetley, Lipton or “Good Morning” organic. Black teas are made from “fermented” tea leaves. What is called fermentation […]

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Tea (part I)

It is cold outside, especially if you live in an area where it is frigid or snowing or raining. This is the time of year for drinking lots of hot tea, the world’s second most popular beverage after water. And now that there are so many articles about the health benefits of drinking tea, such […]

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Watching Plants Do Their Thing

As the winter wears on, many of us dream of spring and the return of flowering plants.  Some of us are lucky enough to have flowers open or opening indoors.  My amaryllis bud is opening and I eagerly await the brilliant red flower.  But if you don’t have flower buds and dream of your outdoor […]

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

A Plant that Blogs!

Check out this unbelievable video of a plant that blogs. I imagine that its posts aren’t that interesting. But, then again, have you ever read anything on Twitter?

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

When to Plant a Magnolia Bush

Photo by Fadadomar TheGardenLady received this questin from Betty: When is the best time of year to plant Magnolia bushes? TheGardenLady never heard of a Magnolia bush; but since there are about 80 different species of magnolia that are native to the eastern United States and southeastern Asia as well as hunderds of named hybrids, […]

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Callicarpa americana

                                           Photo by natureloving TheGardenLady had never seen a bush with such magnificent fall berries until she walked around her town one fall and saw a shrub with magenta berries on it. Once seen TheGardenLady had to have this shrub; but when she first asked its name – Callycarpa Americana – it seemed difficult to remember.  And […]

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

Plants for Sale

                              Photo taken by Celine In case readers hadn’t noticed, this is a great time to buy plants. Most nurseries have already started their sales. One can purchase plants from 25% off the retail price to much more off. Nurseries want to get rid of most of their plant stock so that they can start planning […]

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Toadshade Wildflower Farm

  The other day a catalogue arrived. It came from a small nursery that specializes in Nursery grown and Propagated Perennial Wildflower plants native to Northeastern America only; Toadshade Wildflower Farm in Frenchtown, NJ. All the plant species in their catalogue, they say, to the extent that the Toadshade owners can determine,  are NATIVE – not […]