The Garden Blog at Pinder's

Mum’s the Word! Get Your Garden Growing

Our seasons are a’ changing, and as I sit to write this, the Harvest Moon is unveiling herself in full glory. Fall mums are ready, a clear sign we are heading for cooler temperatures in the coming weeks! This weekend, Fall will officially begin with the autumnal equinox on September 22nd. The Harvest Moon’s name comes from an era before electrical lights where the moonlight...
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Tropical Fruit-A-Week Series: Bountiful, Beautiful Mulberry

There’s nothing like sitting under the Mulberry tree and eating sweet berries all afternoon! Cold-hardy and drought-resistant, Mulberry grows fast and produces tons of fruit. Once this tree is established, it needs only an occasional dose of fertilizer. Plant your Mulberry tree in full sun in a well-drained area of the garden. We carry 3 varieties: Everbearing, Giant, and my favorite, the Pakistan. The Everbearing...
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Tropical Fruit-A-Week Series: Powerful Papaya

Papaya plants add a real tropical flair to a Florida garden and also give a tasty treat mostly in late Summer through Fall. Plants need to be planted on high ground in a well-drained soil with some protection from cold during the Winter. The Papaya will fruit the first year with multiple fruit per tree turning yellowish when ripe. It is important to plant a...
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