Thursday, July 27, 2006

Japanese Beetles. The last couple of weeks the Japanese beetles have been making lace out of my canna leaves. (I have a LOT of cannas.) I sprayed the leaves with a mixture of 2 tablespoons baking soda and a little dish soap in a gallon of water. I've had to spray twice so far but the beetles have gone somewhere else.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

The Lillies of Summer. These beautiful lillies (American Dream) grew to 7' 10" this summer. The fragrance was heavenly. The bulbs were purchased from Whiteflower Farm & worth every penny.

My name is Marie. I live in West Bethlehem in Pennsylvania. My hobby and therapy and sometimes passion is gardening. I have been gardening for 40 years. My inspiration comes from my grandmother, mother and aunt. I've learned a lot from them as well as from my gardening friends.

Over the years, my garden has developed into diverse themes in different areas. I have an English garden, a rose garden, a scented garden, an oriental garden and a woodland garden, a formal garden & some other un-named spaces too.

At present I am fighting weeds an Japanese beetles like everyone else.

I would like to hear about other area gardeners. Maybe we can start a garden club. In spring, I have A LOT of plants to divide & give away. I'll be posting some of the names of the plants to be divided next spring. Let me know if you're intersted.