The Garden Blog at Pinder's

If You Plant It, They Won’t Come: Plants to Keep Mosquitoes Away

Memorial Day marked the unofficial start of Summer, which truly begins with the Solstice on June 21st. Summer makes me think of watermelon, corn-on-the-cob, sand in my shoes, and evenings on the patio after the sun gives us a break from the day’s heat. Summer also makes me think of mosquitoes and they certainly don’t make my Summer plans for sitting in the patio after...
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Tropical Bromeliads Tips

This is the time of year that most bromeliads are coming into bloom. The Neoregelias first color up at the center leaves and then most often produce small blue flowers in the center cup. The blooming period often lasts 2 to 3 months. Question:  How much water and fertilizer do bromeliads need? Most bromeliads like their roots to be moist and their center cups full...
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Culinary Herbs for Warm Weather, Part Two

Perennial herbs flourish during Summer in Florida.  Last week’s article ended with quick-growing, flavorful Mints and this week we will begin with the Mediterranean must-have, Oregano. Oregano.  A recognizable flavor when used in any dish. Italian is the traditional oregano and ‘Hot and Spicy’ has a little get-up-and-go flavor. The Variegated Cuban or Tropical Oregano looks completely different with large leaves that can be easily...
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