The Garden Blog at Pinder's

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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Sweet Sapodilly

It tastes like brown sugar!!!  Sapodilla has many names depending upon what island or country you are in. Marvin knew it as ‘dilly as a kid and he would climb the trees to pick the tree-ripened fruit. This tree is a slow grower but has a dense, dark green canopy and will grow well in most soils.  It can also be used as a border...
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