The Garden Blog at Pinder's

Pointsettia care

To maximize the color process, it is best to keep the plants in bright but indirect sunlight in the day (6 hour min) with complete darkness at night (out of street lights, landscape lights and other forms of man made lights). Complete darkness is required for optimal color, as poinsettias are photoperiodic. The poinsettia should be watered frequently, but only when the soil no longer FEELS moist...
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Grafted Tomatoes

Pinder’s Nursery grafted tomatoes are stronger, faster, more able to fend off foes than regular tomato plants- and their yields are bigger! Grafted tomatoes go above and beyond by defending against pests (here in our area that is important because these plants are resistant to nematods), diseases, temperature extremes and poor soil while producing long, abundant harvests of tasty fruit! Grafting works by joining the top part...
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4 star Hummingbird garden “Why do they like red?”

So why is it the Hummingbirds typically demonstrate a preference for red blooms? The answer is the product of generations of natural selection. You see, a hummingbird must expend a great deal of energy flapping those wings as it forages for nectar. The more successful those foraging efforts–measured as volume of nectar collected/energy expended—the more likely that particular hummingbird will live to maturity in order...
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