The Garden Blog at Pinder's

So Many Species: Coleus at Floriculture Field Day

As promised, I will be making a few entries about what we discovered at the Floriculture Field Days held at Disney’s Epcot last month. The event is coordinated by Florida Nurseries, Growers & Landscape Association and entails the collaboration of many industry professionals: breeders, growers and landscape folks, as well as the horticulture staff at Disney. Of course a field trial in Central Florida in...
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So Many Species, So Little time

Just how is a grower to choose? With new varieties being selected, hybridized, packaged and marketed, how does a grower sift through the options, lay aside the personal bias and select the right plants to offer their customers? Well, by trial of course! We have our own beds, plots and containers where we try out new varieties (or old ones never tried in Zone 10...
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Bromeliads for E-Z Care Garden Design

Looking for low-impact landscaping that adds color and drama to your garden design? Look at the WOW FACTOR you can achieve with a collection of bromeliads! What’s cool about these epiphytic phenoms is that you can select varieties to fit most any micro-climate in your yard, and they require little to no effort on your part to maintain. The trick is to lean on the...
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