The Garden Blog at Pinder's

SPRING GARDEN CHECK-LIST, 2010

I  am the sort of gardener who spends most of my time wandering my garden, day-dreaming about what I want it to be. Occasionally pulling a weed here or there, trimming off a wayward branch, collecting flowers for a vase and dead-heading geraniums.  Then, periodically, I will burst forth with a campaign of clean-up and re-do. Now is the time for such a campaign. Try...
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OFFICIAL SPRING, 2010

Well there is no doubt in anybody’s mind anymore-Spring has finally arrived! And it is official too! That’s right; last Saturday was the vernal equinox, the official first day of spring.  Did you take note of where the shadows fell? This is the half-way point in the sun’s march back to the top of the sky from its low-lying winter home in the southern sky....
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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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