Sunshine Solstice

Hey, betcha thought a Pondside post in late December would be all hollyberries, evergreens and ho ho ho, right? Well ha ha ha, I’m feeling the Winter Solstice and yearning for yellow as a reminder that sunlight hours will now start, ever so gradually, to...

Ending the Season with Many Thanks

We’ve been officially closed for several days now, and this week seems an appropriate one to relay our appreciation for another successful year at Pondside. Our customers, of course, are what make our success possible, and we try never to lose sight of that fact....

Cool it Down with Summer Whites

Yes, Gentle Readers, it’s been a very hot summer with record temperatures and less than average rainfall, coming on the heels of an almost snowless winter. Ground water is depleted and gardeners as well as plants are feeling stressed, tired and wilted. But we soldier...

Malus Aforethought

Confession:  I never cared much about Crabapples, neither liking nor disliking them to any great degree. They were another spring flowering tree commonly seen on neighborhood front lawns, like Dogwoods and Redbuds. Pretty, but nothing remarkable. Then I inherited one at the house I bought....