The Garden Blog at Pinder's

Blackberry Picking!

Blackberries remind me of pick-your-own adventures from childhood.  The stained baskets and hands we left the berry farms with and the delicious desserts made with blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries are all very sweet juicy memories.  My favorite jam to this day is Blackberry Jam. How great would it be to grow and pick your own yummy berries?  They usually fruit in May and June, the...
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Tropical Fruit Faves- Lychee

The lychee is one of the most delicious dooryard fruits that you can grow in South Florida.  One of our family’s favorite trips is to Homestead in early June to find the fruit.  The tree is a fairly slow grower but can make a beautiful small shade tree in full sun.  Plant in a well-drained area and fertilize lightly until the tree becomes established. This...
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A Container Garden for Mom

A mixed container garden planted by you will make your mom or your aunt or your grandma (or anyone at all!) so happy and being creative with your hands in the soil feels pretty great for you.  Here are some tips and ideas for making something unforgettable for the mom you love! Find a pot in your garage or select a new pot with holes...
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