The Garden Blog at Pinder's

Vine Time

We say it often- we’re crazy for vines.  They bring so much color and interest and we could collect one of every vine in every color and still look for more.  Vines are unique in that they have a stem that is designed to cling to other plants, trellises, fences and whatever is in their path.  These plants attach in several ways; some by twisting...
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Bulbs are Blooming!

Often, one of the first questions that a transplanted gardener asks us is “do tulips and daffodils grow here?”  They don’t and you’ll only miss them for a little while!  Around here, we have some pretty glorious flowering bulbs that will make you beam!  We’re talking about Amaryllis, Asiatic Lilies, Cannas, Blood Lilies, and the remarkably cool Caladiums that may not flower but sure grab...
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Butterfly Beauty: The Swallowtail

This past week I have noticed more Swallowtails in flight that we’ve seen since last Fall.  The Swallowtail is one of the largest, and some would say the most beautiful, of all the Florida butterflies. There are ten Swallowtails that are native to Florida. All but the Polydamas have tails!  They rely on their tails to draw the attention of predators, mostly birds, away from...
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