The Garden Blog at Pinder's

Cassia Butterflies

You can see them coming from a distance, flying erratically from side to side with their bright yellow wings. These are the Sulfur butterflies that are not as common as the Gulf Fritillary or Monarchs but are so special to watch.  The Clouded is the most common in Florida and can be seen throughout the year.  Other Sulfurs are the Orange, Giant Orange and the...
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Rediscovering Spring, From: Kisti

I have lived in Florida on and off since 2001, and consistently since 2005, so I have nearly forgotten the signs of Spring that excited and inspired me in Massachusetts.  In Florida, it’s about color, abundant, striking color– color that you don’t have to wait to see pop out of the ground in quite the same way!  One day my garden has the Winter blues...
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Passion Vine Butterflies

May brings us flowers and Butterflies in all shapes and colors. Zebra Longwings (our State butterfly), Gulf Fritillary and the Julia are Butterflies that feed only on passion vines and are the most abundant butterfly in this area.  All three adults feed on nectar but the Zebra and Julia also feed on pollen and scientists believe the pollen enables the adult to live for up...
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