Entries Tagged as 'Winter'

Friday, January 10th, 2014

This cold winter has a good side for gardeners and farmers

  Are you enjoying this amazing winter? Or are you, like this GardenLady, ready and eager for Spring weather?  I guess I was getting spoiled with the milder winters we have had for the last few years. The Farmers’ Almanac had predicted that this would be a frigid winter.  Who wanted to believe? They do […]

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

Winterizing Roses

Winter is coming to some parts of the US while some parts have already had snow. What should we do to winterize our roses? Not all roses need serious winter rose care. Roses classified as old garden roses are extremely tolerant of cold temperatures and those who have Knockout roses and/or live in zones 5 […]

Monday, February 4th, 2013

10 things to do for your garden during February

Garden Muse Montage by Chickens in the Trees… If you’re looking for things to do in your garden in February, TheGardenLady has 10 ideas for you to try. 1. Check to see that your garden equipment is ready and tools are sharpened if need be. 2.  Check seed packages to see that they are not […]

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 […]

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

5 things TheGardenLady wants readers to do to get outdoor plants ready for winter

Battening down the hatches by murkredi Fall and early winter is the time gardeners should be getting yard and garden plants ready for winter cold. Here are five things TheGardenLady wants readers to do to get outdoor plants ready for winter. 1) Check trees for diseased, dead or broken limbs of trees and cut them […]

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Some Things to do in the Garden in October

october garden 33678 by flora.cyclam I am getting ready for winter and thinking of next spring. Are my readers also doing the same? I did my first major raking. Living with so many trees, this raking will be ongoing until the last leaf has fallen. But I never throw any leaves away. They are always […]

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Winter Flowering Plants – Part III

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Primavera’ by Tie Guy II In addition to winter-flowering flowers (see here and here), there are also winter flowering shrubs. Many of these shrubs are hardy in US hardiness zones 5 and warmer. One of the earliest blooming shrubs is the witch hazel. Witch Hazel, Hamamelis intermedia “Pallida” is considered one of […]

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Winter Flowers – Part II

Helleborus niger ‘Praecox’by Tie Guy II My very favorite winter flowering perennial plant is the very early winter blooming Hellebore. I cannot rave enough about this hardy perennial. The Hellebore is the plant that I greedily want more and more of growing in my yard. The earliest blooming ones are the Christmas rose Helleborus niger. […]

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Protecting Plants from Snow and Ice in the Winter

Ice Tree by Spiritwoman1 There are many websites about how to plan to prevent damage to trees in winter snow or ice storms.  See here, for example.   These articles tell one how to pick strong trees that won’t be as prone to winter breakage and how to wrap trees or shrubs to try to […]

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Color in the Winter Garden – Red and Yellow Twig Dogwoods

Winter is the time of year when people who live in climates where there is a barren landscape or with snow, would like to look out the window and see some color outdoors. Unless you have “planted” artificial flowers, no living flowers will bloom outdoors at this time of year. So those lucky or smart […]