The Garden Blog at Pinder's

Mid-Winter Relief comes in Small Packages , JANUARY 2011

I have been suffering a true winter this year! I started it off with a head cold at Thanksgiving, which I just couldn’t shake. It never really left me, just evolved into a sleep-shattering cough and bronchitis.  This dragging around in my PJs has been punctuated by blast after blast of Arctic Air! Ugh, my back yard looks like a nuclear wasteland! But as sure...
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What to Notice In Your Winter Solstice Garden , DECEMBER 2010

I know this is a crazy-busy week for many folks, and you don’t need another thing to think about, but I just wanted to remind you that December 21st was the Winter Solstice.  Often referred to as the “shortest day of the year” or “the first day of winter”, the Winter Solstice is one of four cardinal events in our journey ’bout the sun each...
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What to do After the Freeze, DECEMBER 2010

Interesting weather, isn’t it? It’s unusual to have such cold in December. And because that is different than what our typical experience is, it requires a more thoughtful approach to damage management. But don’t panic. If you simply consider each aspect of plant care within the context of winter, you should be able to manage this with ease. The basic aspects of plant care are:...
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