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Garden Center Shopping: Comparing Apples to Apples

An email from a customer inspired this post. This person asked if we had 4 foot Leyland Cypress in stock, and if so, how much they are. After talking with D.J. in the nursery, and going out to to see the plants for myself, it struck me that this brings up a good point that […]

Questions from Customers: Are your seed potatoes in?

Love homegrown potatoes? We do too! They are easy to grow in the well-drained soils of Cape Cod. Plant seed potatoes in mid-May.

Our seed potatoes have arrived, but right now the ground is still too cold to put them in the ground. In mid-April on Cape Cod you can plant peas, lettuce, cole crops such as kale and broccoli, and parsley. Starting around the first or second week in May it’s usually fine to put the potatoes […]

Questions from Customers: Hydrangea Pruning

This photo shows both types of hydrangeas. The blue flowers are Endless summer, which are pruned as second year bloomers even though they produce some flowers on new growth later in the summer. The largest flowering on Endless Summer is on second year growth so that's how they are treated. The white flowers in this photo are a Hydrangea arborescens. It is a new growth bloomer and gets pruned as such.

I helped a customer today who was typical of many people who grow hydrangeas. “How do I prune my various hydrangea shrubs?” she asked. “I’ve looked on the internet and it just leaves me even more confused.” Since we know that if one customer has this question it’s likely that many people have this question, […]

Can I Plant My Easter Plants Outside?

These Easter plants should be perfectly hardy in Cape Cod gardens. If you live in other parts of the country, however, you'll want to call your local garden center to see if these plants are hardy in your climate.

After the Easter holiday we typically get phone calls from customers who want to plant their gift plants outdoors. “Can I plant my greenhouse hydrangea outside?” they ask, or “Will the azalea that I got for a present be hardy?” If you live on Cape Cod, the answer is “Yes, those plants should be fine […]