The Garden Blog at Pinder's

Perennial Culinary Herbs for Warm Weather, Part One

Herbs are the flavor of our food.  When you’re next at the garden center, rub your hands through the rosemary or your favorite herb and take a great big whiff, that fresh scent will change your mood. We will share our best tips for growing herbs and help you to discover which will make it through the hottest months so that when Summer arrives your...
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The Great Southern White Butterfly

Last year in May, Terri and I were riding our bikes along A1A north of Jensen Beach and we were chased by 6 or 7 Great Southern White Butterflies for several hundred feet. It was amazing that they could actually keep up with us!  The St. Lucie County Parks are the best areas with their natural vegetation to observe these fast fliers. The Great Whites...
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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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