The Garden Blog at Pinder's

The Finest of Fall Color

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” Journalist Albert Camus was certainly writing of Fall in the North where the leaves are already flowers turning from bright green to the warmest hues of cinnamon and gold.  Fall is thee time to bask in the colors of red, orange, and yellow and a great way to enjoy leaves like flowers is to splash a...
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Everyone Loves Palm Trees! A Great Guide to Self-Cleaning Palms

Pretty your place with Palms! This wouldn’t be Florida without the waving fronds of the tropical palms. Palms are the easiest way to “tropicalize” your garden and give great shade but also allow the breeze to flow through. Always fertilize your palms with a palm fertilizer 3 to 4 times a year in the warmer months. Most gardeners prefer self-cleaning palms. Self-cleaning means that they...
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Summer Projects

Summer calls for picnics, pauses, and projects. Not rushed, drudgery projects but the kind of projects we want to do, on our own schedules. A schedule that moves at the speed we wish Summer moved, slooooowwwwly. A few weeks ago, I had a visitor who pulled into my western Massachusetts driveway by complete surprise. I was out on the porch watering my petunias and dahlias...
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