Entries Tagged as 'Weather'

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

What to plant when the weather is so fickle

Spring is almost here- but most Americans will look out  their windows to just see snow. There is the old saying that tells gardeners to plant peas on St. Patrick’s Day or the first day of Spring. If there is snow and ice on the ground or the soil is still frozen, what is a […]

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 […]

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

5 things to do to keep more comfortable during electrical outages from storms

blackouts are fun by sandcastlematt In the last post, TheGardenLady listed five things you should do to prepare your plants for the upcoming winter.  Here are some more tips to keep in mind if you lose power when it’s cold outside and you lose your power, as TheGardenLady did after Hurricane Sandy hit. 1) If […]

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 […]

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Staying Cool in the Garden

Beat the Heat by EJP Photo The National Climatic Data Center reports that the US is experiencing the worst drought since 1956. Parts of the world are experiencing flooding. What does this extreme weather mean for gardeners? It is difficult to know. But the most important piece of advice is to take care of the […]

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Flowers are Blooming Earlier than Usual – What Does this Mean?

A splash of colour in the gloom by Steve-h It is obvious on our planet that the weather has changed. The earth is warming. Many parts of the US are seeing flowers in bloom approximately a month earlier than usual. In my area, the hellebores have been in bloom for months. Snow drops and crocuses […]

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Helping Plants when Stressed by Weather Challenges

Bee Balm, Stressed | 199/365 by mfhiatt Someone said that this summer has been the wettest on record-at least on the East Coast. Meanwhile parts of the US have had one of the longest, hottest droughts.  I believe the heat level is a record. The challenges for farmers and gardeners are huge. I often wonder […]

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Hurricane Irene’s effects on the TheGardenLady’s property

Hurricane Irene Reaches New York City by NASA Goddard Photo and… My heart goes out to all of you who are suffering from the after effects of Hurricane Irene. (This is a list of the names for storms) I was lucky. The only problem on my property was the downing of lots of small branches […]

Monday, July 25th, 2011

How to Stay Safe and Cool in the Hot Weather

Please Keep Clean Water in Shallow Dishes to Help Birds Survive The Current Heat Wave!! by Koshyk My heart bleeds for the parts of our country and the world where people have been under a heat wave for such a long time. Here on the East coast where I live, we had a week of […]