Entries Tagged as 'Trees'

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Where to get a Catalpa tree?

TheGardenLady received this question from Rose. Where can I get some of these trees for my yard? I am hoping to find some because it reminds me of my youth. My neighbors had one and I was always picking them for my mom. There was also a tulip tree. They are very lovely trees. They […]

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Straightening a Damaged or Bent Tree

TheGardenLady received this question C.J.Putnam: During this drought, I noticed my deodor cedar had developed a lean that I don’t believe it had previously.  It was always crowded by a very large pine nearby which was removed a few years ago, but it seems to have developed a wrinkled section of trunk and the lean is […]

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Capsula Mundi: Which trees are best for your egg-shaped burial pods?

Recently people have been telling TheGardenLady of a new and exciting burial concept. Two Italian designers want to  make cemeteries more eco-friendly by replacing headstones with trees. They call their concept “Capsula Mundi,” and it aims to replace coffins with egg-shaped burial pods.  On top of the pods they will plant a tree so that instead of a […]

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Helping a Languishing Maple Tree

  TheGardenLady received the following question from Jean. I live in a condo-type community and some of my yard is maintained by the management company. There is a maple tree that was planted about 8 years ago. It’s the third one in that spot because the first two died. After eight years, it doesn’t look […]

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Are you a tree hugger?

Tree of Hippocrates by CyberMacs Are readers of TheGardenLady blog tree huggers or tree lovers like this Garden Lady is?  How many people are there who make pilgrimages to old trees or who keep a list of the oldest trees they have seen, like bird watchers checking off each bird? Some of these old trees […]

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Making something special for the garden

Arbor and Gravel Path — explored 🙂 by Chickens in the Trees… TheGardenLady is always looking for creative and inexpensive ideas for planters or  to make something special for the garden. With the storms that knocked down so many trees in our yards, I have been searching for uses of these trees other than having […]

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Planting perennial shrubs and trees in December

forced spring by Darwin Bell Where TheGardenLady lives, we are having unusually warm weather. Of course, winter officially arrives on Dec. 21 st. So this is still a good time to be out planting perennial shrubs and trees. The soil is still soft enough for you to dig ample holes. When your shrub or tree […]

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Get a tax deduction for damage to trees from storm

Fallen Tree by Dendroica cerulea Did you know that you may be able to take a tax deduction for a tree that fell down because of the storms? To get the deduction will require a specially-trained expert or consulting arborist to assess the value of the lost tree. Read this article to see how to […]

Monday, November 5th, 2012

What to do with damaged trees after Hurricane Sandy

Calm Before the Storm by pheαnix TheGardenLady’s heart goes out to all the people who lost so much in the wake of the massive storm Sandy. I cannot fathom how people are coping with all the devastation. For those who were lucky to just lose trees or branches, I offer a little advice. If there […]

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Prunus Mume aka Japanese Apricot

Winter in the Atlanta Botanical Garden – Prunus mume “Peggy Clarke” by UGArdener An Asian friend told me about a tree that ThisGardenLady had never heard about in the US. And not only had I not heard of this tree in the US, but this friend told me that the tree blooms in the WINTER […]