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What is that WEED?!?

In July the weeds explode in most landscapes. Sometimes we recognize that these are weeds, and other times we wonder if what we’re seeing is a valuable or interesting plant. Here is a photo of a random patch in a Cape Cod garden, with the plants that were growing there labeled.

Here is a […]

Spots on Leaves

This is the time of year when many start to notice spots on foliage. This might be on your peppers, tomatoes, hydrangeas, perennials or herbs. Shrubs, trees, and flowering plants can all show signs of leaf spot and some plants are more susceptible to it than others.

Most leaf spots are fungal. Some of them […]

Vegetable Garden Problem Solving

Dealing with the problems that come along is worth it when the reward is the tastiest food on earth.

Here is a list of the common vegetable problems in this area.

First listed is what you see, in red is the likely cause, followed by what we recommend.

Common Insect Problems

Tiny holes: Flea Beetles: Diatomaceous Earth (DE)

New seedlings disappearing: slugs or earwigs: DE, Sluggo Plus

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Can I Still Prune My…

It's never to early or late to cut out deadwood! If you still have the bare canes on hydrangeas, there is no time like the present to prune them out.

Sometimes homeowners don’t notice plants that need pruning until the summertime. “Is it too late to prune?” our customers ask. Here are some general guidelines:

You can take off deadwood from any plant any time. If it’s dead, it’s dead! Cutting off dead branches and foliage will improve the look of any shrub or tree.

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Mid-Summer Deadheading

Early July is the time to deadhead roses. Even the shrub roses that are good about repeat flowering (Knockout, Drift, Oso Easy, Flower Carpet, Home run, and The Fairy, for example) will produce a second round of flowers earlier when deadheaded.

Many people expect to be able to stop all work in their yards and gardens in July and August…with the exception of lawn mowing, of course. But there are some plants that will perform better, and look more attractive, if you spend some time doing a bit of cleanup in early July. There are also […]

Blueberries for Edible Landscaping

As I walked through the nursery today I was struck once again at how lovely the blueberries bushes are. Why aren’t these used more as general landscape plants? Those who have space might have a special blueberry patch, and some choose to plant them alongside or in back of a vegetable garden. But high-bush blueberries […]