Annuals

Can I Bring My Annual Pots and Boxes Inside For The Winter?

On Cape Cod many of us have pots and window boxes that are still full of flowering annuals in September. Our customers wonder if they can bring these beauties inside before frost. “Is it possible to keep them looking this good through the winter?” they ask, or “Can I save them and put them out…

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A Schedule For Seeds & Cuttings on Cape Cod

When it comes to starting seeds indoors, timing is everything. In February our customers frequently want to know if it’s too early to start their tomato seeds. They ask if it’s OK to begin to grow other vegetable plants and flowers inside. Some seeds can be started quite early indoors while others are best left…

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Why Every Garden Needs Annuals

Most of our customers love flowers…the more the better. Flowering shrubs and trees are great for dependable, lower-maintenance color. Perennials provide an ever changing kaleidoscope of flowers that open at different points in the season. But even with a good selection of all of these plants, a garden needs annuals. Unlike perennials and shrubs, most annuals…

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Dipladenia or Mandevilla?

Many of you might remember when the rock star Prince changed his name to a symbol. Since the symbol wasn’t pronounceable, because that would just be another name after all, he became “the artist formerly known as Prince.” I think of this every time I pass the baskets of ‘Red Riding Hood’ Mandevilla in the…

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What Is This Plant?

In the past week we’ve gotten three requests for plant identification. Although we can’t always ID plants from other parts of the country, we’re happy to help those on the Cape and Islands figure out what they have in their yards or the names of plants they see in other locations. Here are the photos…

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Reviving Hanging Baskets

Many of our customers purchase a hanging basket in mid-May and find themselves wondering why these mixed annuals are no longer looking full and flower filled as the summer goes on. One important thing to know about annual plnats is that they flower at the ends of their new growth. So for hanging baskets this…

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Umbrella Planters

UPDATE 2017: We’re sorry but we no longer have these in stock, and don’t know if we’re going to be able to get them again.

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Is it GONE Yet? Can I Plant Impatiens Again?

It’s a good question, and one that has passed the lips of many of our customers. So before we get to the long explanation, let’s cut to the answer: We don’t know yet. Last year there were people on the Cape who planted the regular Impatiens and had them do well into the fall. A few…

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Proven Winners For Cape Cod

At Hyannis Country Garden things are always coming up roses…and houseplants, perennials, shrubs, trees, vines, and annuals, to name just a few. So even though the planting season isn’t yet upon us, we’re focused on flowers! We know that our customers want plants that will perform well, and we offer you this photo taken of…

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For More Color, Plant A Diverse Selection

When we ask our customers what they want out of their landscapes, the answer is usually “More color.” People want landscapes that are filled with flowers and interesting foliage, with emphasis on the flowers. Some of these homeowners want mostly shrubs or perennials, but in the quest for more color they are best off planting…

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