The Garden Blog at Pinder's

Bring On the Butterflies!

One of my favorite places to be this time of year is in my backyard watching the Zebra Longwings dance through the pine stand; just floating through the air like little fairies.  It’s a great stress reliever.  As the temperatures rise to 70+ degrees, butterflies become mobile and begin their Spring activities of mating, laying eggs, and being born again.  The word butterfly originated with...
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Signs of Spring at Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales

This past Sunday we took our son, Ian, back to college and made a detour to Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales where the azaleas were in full bloom in a quilt of colors!  To me, this is the first sign we are beginning the Spring season. Old Man Winter has left!    ...
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Veggie-A-Week#2 Cool Crops- Brassica

From: Marvin It is time to plant your cool season crops.   Growing up, we always had a garden. The best garden was the one that would grow in the winter where the broccoli and cauliflower would get so big that I could crawl around under the leaves without anybody seeing me!  I thought of it as my own secret place that nobody would come, especially...
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