Entries Tagged as 'Soil'

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Watch Eagles Hatch Live

TheGardenLady just discovered the Duke Farms Eagle Cam. You can watch Eagles hatch and then be raised.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

12 Things To Do In Your Garden In April

Eager to get out to work in your garden? There are many things one can do in April. This list is especially for those who live in the mid Atlantic states where the temperature range is from the 50’s to the mid 60 degrees Fahrenheit (approximately between 10 and 20 degree Celsius). If your area […]

Monday, March 30th, 2009

The Nature of Glass: Chihuly Exhibit at Desert Botanical Garden outside Scottsdale

TheGardenGirls – two 7th grade girls, one of whom is the granddaughter of TheGardenLady – were in Scottsdale over Spring Break.  They decided they were going to be photojournalists when they visited the Desert Botanical Garden, which is hosting an exhibit by the world famous glass  artist Dale Chihuly.  The exhibit lasts until May 31st […]

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Garden Peas and Sweet Peas

The Ides of March, March 15th, and St. Patrick’s Day are old time farmers method of knowing when to plant peas and sweet peas, the flower- at least those farmers on the North, Northeast and Mid Atlantic sections of the US. Of course, if the soil is workable, peas and sweet peas could be planted […]

Friday, March 6th, 2009

eGardeners Place

Because of the economy, everyone wants to save money. TheGardenLady is no exception. As TheGardenLady learns about money saving tips, she will be letting her readers know about them. One way to save money is on shipping expenses. For example, if the reader wants to buy seeds from more than one catalog, the reader would […]

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Biblical Garden Foods for the Winter Holidays

Allium Cepa by Bambo It is December and many of TheGardenLady‘s readers are celebrating either Hanukah or Christmas. The  house is decorated in the appropriate way for the holiday you celebrate and food will be a main part of the festivities. So this year TheGardenLady is suggesting that her readers try to cook with some […]

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Acid for Hydrangeas

TheGardenLady received this question from Martha: How can I add acid around my hydrangeas? Because hydrangeas like an acidic soil – especially if you want the blue blooms- you can supplement the fertilizer and add acid.  Know that not all the hydrangeas will change color. Usually it is the pink and blue hydrangeas that can […]

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Soil for Knockout Roses

TheGardenLady received this question from Pat: I am getting ready to plant Knockout Roses in my garden in northern South Carolina, and wonder how to best prepare the soil? We have very dense red clay mixed with some sand. Any recommendations on how to get these roses off to their best start in this type […]

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Flopping Daffodils

  TheGardenLady received this question from Shelly: My daffodils have grown, but after a few days, they fall over, should I put some bone meal in the soil? I have Tulips and day lillies in the same bed, around a tree. If your plants look healthy, no diseases on them, there are a few reasons […]

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

Planting Flowers in Maine

  TheGardenLady received this question from Maryjane: I summer in Maine under white and Norway pines.  The soil is acidic.  I want to plant flowers. What suggestions can you make for raised beds? How lovely to summer in Maine and create your own flower gardens. Your letter does not say whether you want to plant […]