Are you interested in edible landscaping? Do you want to add healthy, low-calorie flavors to your cooking? Would you love to be uplifted by the fragrances and tastes of summer? If so, you need an herb garden and it’s the perfect time to plan one. Here are some tips for planting herb gardens:
Choose an [...]
Every day is filled with sunshine if you grow Sunflowers. This annual plant, Helianthus annuus, makes a cheerful addition to any flower bed, vegetable plot, or bird garden. Best of all, they are easy to grow! Don’t look for annual sunflowers in the garden center, however. These plants are best planted from seed.
Put sunflower [...]
Since most of Cape Cod was hit by Impatiens Downy Mildew in 2012, those who love this annual are asking, “Now what?”
Here’s what we know about this problem:
We know that IDM is an oomycete, or water mold. The spores move and spread quickly in cool, wet conditions. All varieties and hybrids of Impatiens [...]
“I brought my tropical hibiscus that I bought last year into the house in September,” the caller asked. “What do I do with it now?”
Soon our greenhouses will be filled with these showy, easy plants that are summer annuals in this area. They make great patio and porch plants in sunny locations and many [...]
You say that you loved your dahlia flowers all summer and fall and now you want to know how to save the plants for next season? We’re here to help! Keeping dahlias from year to year isn’t difficult…here’s what you need to do:
1. Dig your dahlia plants up after the frost wilts the tops [...]
The other day a customer remarked that her “hardy” mums never make it though the winter. Has this happened to you? As we explained to this customer, there are a couple of things going on. In some areas these plants are called “hardy” because they will withstand light frosts through the fall. On Cape Cod, [...]
The Top Ten Reasons to Plant Cabbages and Kales In September:
1. These autumn annuals remain beautiful in the garden well into winter.
2. They take up a lot of room in window boxes and pots so you don’t need many to make a big statement.
3. As the temperatures fall the cabbage and kale [...]
At this time of year many people want to refresh their gardens, pots, and window boxes. The weather in our seaside region is usually warm well into November after all, so we will enjoy our autumn landscapes through Thanksgiving and beyond. Although most people commonly think of mums as the fall flower, there are many [...]
Some customers came up to me at the garden center today with a tropical hibiscus plant. “Are we just wasting our money to plant this on Cape Cod?” the man asked.
“Well, if you’re asking if this plant will survive the winter,” I replied, “the answer is no, they won’t live through cold weather. But [...]
On our recent trip to Pleasant View Gardens in New Hampshire we were excited to see several wonderful new Proven Winners introductions for 2013. Brenda Barnhart, who is Country Garden’s display and container design expert, was particularly attracted to the Watermelon Charm petunia. “It’s a really striking color,” she says. “I like the fact that [...]