The Garden Blog at Pinder's

FIRST GLIMPSE OF SPRING 2010

Did you notice it? Did you catch that first glimpse of spring today?  Everything is flushing with soft, new, green growth, and even though we are still expecting some dips into the 40s, I have it on good authority that Spring has arrived. How shall you greet Persephone’s caress?  With a hose and some pruners! Get outside in the next day or so and take...
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POPPIES FOR MEMORIAL DAY 2009

Flowers are often chosen for their symbolism, and few flower symbols are as powerful as the Memorial Day poppy. Even Marvin, growing up in the Bahamas remembers buying poppies to adorn his shirt on Memorial Day. And while for me Memorial Day is a symbolic start to summer (it’s the first day the buses ran to Jones Beach on Long Island, New York, where I...
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EASTER LILIES, 2009

We mark each holiday with traditions that bring joy, comfort and warmth to our lives. The Easter Lily is my favorite of the Easter traditions.  Symbolizing purity, virtue, innocence, hope and life, the trumpet shaped white flowers of the Easter Lily embody the spiritual essence of Easter. It is said that these beautiful “white robed apostles of hope” sprung from the ground in the Garden...
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