The Garden Blog at Pinder's

Milkweed Butterflies

The wild look of your butterfly garden delights the most common butterfly in North America, the Monarch. Year-round residents in our area, Monarchs can be lured to your garden with a patch of tall milkweed. This is the only food source that larvae will eat and the plants can be devoured in a matter of days by hungry caterpillars. Milkweed, Pentas, Lantana, Spanish Nettle, Porterweed,...
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Spring’s In the Air!

Herbs and edibles are a great way to prepare for Spring!  You know how to use parsley, cilantro, dill, and basil, but have you ever grown and used Scented Geraniums?  Scented Geraniums have pretty, fragrant leaves and most have small flowers.  They are lovely and useful and fun to grow!  Many have scents that are reminiscent of other plants like rose or citrus or apple.  Here, we can grow these outdoors all...
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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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