Entries Tagged as 'Trees'

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Rotting Cedar Gazebo

Morning Fog by donsutherland1 TheGardenLady received this question from Sandy. We have a windbreak of 11 100′ Northern spruce trees with a cedar gazebo nestled among them. The roof of the gazebo is built of cut, trimmed cedar branches. We are noticing some of these roof branches are starting to rot. Is it because of […]

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Beware of English Ivy on your Trees

English Ivy Forests in Arlington by TheGreenMiles TheGardenLady was asked by her son who lives in Philadelphia whether it’s bad to have ivy growing on a tree.  He was told this by the neighbor’s tree expert.  Here’s TheGardenLady’s answer: It is recommended to remove English ivy on trees and walls. (English ivy does damage to […]

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

Trees that Encourage Butterflies and Moths to Breed

Monarchs in the eucalyptus trees by Images by John ‘K’ Do you want to encourage more butterflies and moths to your garden? One generally thinks of planting shrubs and perennial flowers in the garden for the butterflies and moths. However you must consider that some of these butterflies and moths need trees. Some butterflies or […]

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Deodar Cedar Issues – Part II

Evening fog by autan In a post earlier this week TheGardenLady gave an answer to a question from a Katherine about a problem she is having with her giant Deodar cedar tree.  TheGardenLady has more to say on this topic. There are three major things plants need to grow and thrive. The first is adequate […]

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Deodar Cedar Issues – Part I

TheGardenLady received this question from Katherine. We have a 1911 Craftsman home in Hollywood with a giant deodar cedar in the front yard (photos above). I’ve tried planting salvia, heather, dahlias, azaleas, camellias, succulents, annuals, etc. and nothing really thrives or looks right. Someone suggested ferns, but I can’t see this front yard full of […]

Monday, March 26th, 2012

The Whatcom Seed Company

Moringa oleifera by dinesh_valke There are so many seed catalogs whose photos show such wonderful plants that you can grow in your gardens, it almost seems too difficult to choose. Still I recently discovered yet another seed catalog that I think TheGardenLady readers will find as exciting as I did. Will this additional site add […]

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Tree of Life Web Project

Tree of Life in Spring by h.koppdelaney TheGardenLady is always searching for great  websites that have to do with plants, animals and insects. I just discovered a great website for people of all ages- children will love the photos and videos as will college students or just interested older folks, like me. This website is […]

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

The Dry Dip Method for Propagating Hardwood Plants, Trees or Shrubs

Ume, Japanese plum by autan My favorite fanciful tree creators, Pooktre Tree Shapers, just notified TheGardenLady that they have put a new video on their website. This video shows how to propagate new trees from branches of the wild plum trees that they use for most of their living tree sculptures. They will be using […]

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Pooktre, Tree Shapers

TheGardenLady has seen and been amazed by photos of trees that have been shaped to grow in unusual and artistic shapes. About a year ago, TheGardenLady discovered the works of Tree Shaper, Peter Cook, who is a creator of some of these artistically-shaped trees in Australia. I wrote to him asking if he had a […]

Monday, November 7th, 2011

October Snowstorm

October Snow by Elizabeth Thomsen I don’t know about my readers who live on the east coast, but I am still reeling over the snowstorm we just had this October. In October!!!!  There was never a snowstorm in this part of the country in October that I can recall- and I won’t tell you how […]