Online Garden Catalogs

Online Catalogs! Current list of online garden catalogs. If you would like to add your link, please add your link to our Gardening search engine or contact us for rates. Use the bottom contact link. You should always read the real reviews from customers. I’ve had my bad luck with one firm and still keep on getting wrong plants. Please […]

Creating Waterfalls and Streams

CREATING WATERFALLS AND STREAMS By the Pond Lady There are many reasons to add a waterfall. Waterfalls are beautiful to look at and the moving water adds sparkle to your pond. Waterfalls sound good, they provide a way of recycling the water and they also add valuable oxygen to the water to benefit fish. Waterfalls or moving water create white […]

Garden, Foundation Sun Plan

Garden, Foundation Sun Plan No part of a landscaping plan is more important than the foundations of your home. Without plantings, they are often the least attractive part of the house. Yet, these areas are the ones most often seen by home owners and visitors alike. One of the most important things to remember in selecting foudation planting material is […]

Garden, Foundation Shade Plan

Garden, Foundation Shade Plan This collection combines some appealing leaf shapes and colors that look sensational in shade. The three Ostrich Plume Ferns, with tall, feather-like fronds, and the eight Hostas, with heart-shaped, richly textured leaves, are particularly good companions to the beautiful collection of flowering plants that round out the design. With the proper selection of shade-loving shrubs and […]

Ready your Pond for Winter

GETTING YOUR POND READY FOR WINTER By the Pond Lady Signs of autumn are springing up everywhere. Leaves are turning colors, birds are gathering for their flight south, pumpkins and apples are being harvested and the blankets are being put back onto the beds. Sunscreen is being traded for sweaters and sweatshirts. Water lilies and other vegetation in your pond […]

Androsace Group

The Androsace Group issues four Newsletters each year and two Androsace Notebooks. It aims to circulate information on the cultivation and naming of these plants and on their ecology and conservation status in the wild. It also aims to investigate the problems of preserving species and hybrids in cultivation and to take what steps it can to ensure such preservation. […]

Garden Poems and Verses

You can submit your garden poems to the webmaster. Prayer in a Garden Today the world seemed cruel, but evening hours Were filled with perfume from forgotten flowers. I saw again familiar filigree Of moonlight through my lacy Lilac tree; I heard the robins stirring in their nest; And saw the path that fairy feet had pressed; Reflected stars were […]

Soil Conditions for Select Trees – Tree

Soil Conditions for Select Trees – Tree Hardy trees are surprisingly tolerant of soil conditions provided drainage is good. Many come from mountains where soil is not deep, except in the river valleys. Where the soil is well drained, the limiting factor for a number of species is the amount of lime present. Many trees growing naturally on acid or […]

Planting a Tree – How to plant

Planting a Tree A tree will normally outlive its planter. However, if it is given a good start the planter will be rewarded all the earlier by vigorous growth. Do not attempt to plant a tree in unsuitable soil. The choice having been made, you should assure yourself that you are buying stock of good quality. Broad-leaved trees (deciduous or […]

How to Plant Trees – Tree

How to Plant Tree Trees are the most long-lived growing features in any garden. Once they are well established, it is very difficult to move them; pruning them if they become too big is difficult, needing skilled workmanship, and is never a permanent solution to the problems of excessive roots and over-extensive shading that arise. Since the early 1900’s the […]