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Late February – Signs of Spring

The 'Arnold's Promise' witch hazel is in bloom! Despite our cold winter this plant is right on schedule in my yard. Some people mistake this witch hazel (Hamamelis x intermedia ) for an early-flowering Forsythia. The Hamamelis flowers are fragrant and always appear in winter, not early spring. Some varieties even start to bloom in December! 'Arnold's Promise' was introduced by the Arnold Arboretum in Boston, so you know it's a variety that does well in Massachusetts.

This morning I walked around my yard looking for signs of spring. I saw several, and also noticed some things that will need taking care of in the coming month of March. Here are a few things I saw that you might be wondering about too.

The 'Arnold's Promise' witch hazel is in bloom! […]

Montauk or Nippon Daisies

This is how we want our Montauk daisies to look, right? Full, round and sturdy.

On Cape Cod we love our Montauk daisies. In the rest of the country this perennial is more commonly called Nippon daisy, from its botanical name: Nipponanthemum nipponicum. Since this plant thrives on the eastern tip of Long […]

When Can I Plant…Mid-Winter FAQ’s and Some Fun

Some of our customers come in for "air plants" (Tillandsia) at this time of year because they have no more room for houseplants in pots!

As the days thankfully get longer and lighter, we all get spring fever. When the phone rings at the garden center it’s often someone who is anxious to focus on the growing season ahead. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions that we are hearing.

Q. How early can I plant new shrubs […]

Winter Aromatherapy

Want a cure for cabin fever? You Can Grow That! After the second snowstorm of the season we all start to get cabin fever. We see customers come into our greenhouse because they are starved for flowers and want to be surrounded, even for a few minutes, with lots of green. In addition to the […]