The Garden Blog at Pinder's

Some Sage Advice: Plant Salvias!

Salvia is the genus name for a group of more than 1,000 plants that grow all over the world. Salvia, also known as sage, comes in a wide variety of colors and growth patterns. It is a good nectar plant for hummingbirds, butterflies and bees, and birds eat the seeds of some species. We carry both perennial and annual salvias. They love the sun but...
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Indoor plants and health

When I tell you that the air inside your home is likely to be 5 -10 times more polluted than the air outside, you may find that hard to believe. After all, our energy efficient homes are good for the environment, how could they be bad for our health?  Unfortunately, as we have become more energy efficient, we have actually created an airtight setting where...
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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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