Archive for March 2015

Can I Repair My Broken Shrub and Tree Branches?

It’s been a brutal winter and now that the snow is finally thawing many area homeowners are finding that their shrubs and trees have broken branches, split trunks or cracked limbs. “Can I bind these back together and let them heal?” they want to know. Unfortunately the answer is no. Stems of plants don’t knit…

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Growing Giant Pumpkins

Growing GIANT Pumpkins A Sunday Seminar at Hyannis Country Garden, Sunday March 29th, 2015 Looking for a coach for a princess with glass slippers? Need a place to stash unexpected or unwanted guests? Do you want to make a hundred pumpkin pies this Thanksgiving? You Can Grow That! To produce a BIG pumpkin you’ll need…

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Starting Tomato Seeds

What a treat to be planting tomato seeds…finally! Nothing says “Spring IS around the corner!” quite like seed starting. And speaking of corners, I want to give you a little tip that might help when you plant small seeds. When starting our tomato seeds I get the potting mix wet first. This is important because…

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What is Under All That Snow?

While the long-lasting snow cover was good for perennials, it might prove to be problematic in other areas of our landscapes. Here are 4 tips for what you should watch for after the thaw. 1. Look for vole passageways. While moles travel under the ground, voles make channels on the surface and when the snow…

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