Since we haven’t had a frost yet it’s still possible to take some cuttings of your favorite annuals and perennials. For easy propagation you’ll need some rooting cubes (see photo), rooting hormone, plastic trays to hold your cubes and cuttings, and a sharp knife.
1. Cut pieces of the plants you wish to propagate that [...]
If you grew Dahlias this summer you probably want to save the tubers for next year. That’s one of the joys of this annual flower…you can not only save them from year to year and add new colors to your collection, but you’ll have tubers to share with your friends. Here’s how to proceed.
Have your summer annuals died early this year? Did these normally robust flowering plants have a fungal problem because of the cool, damp weather in August? Or perhaps your perennials have finished flowering and your hydrangea flowers turned brown as a result of the hot, dry weather in July. For all of these reasons Cape [...]
There are many things to do in the Cape Cod garden in August, as well as a few things you don’t want to be doing. Here is a checklist for landscape care at the end of summer.
Pulling weeds. All the heat-loving weeds are thriving at this time of year. Pull crab grass, [...]
Imagine sitting on your deck or patio, enjoying the sea breezes while the sun goes down. Now think about the view from this spot on your property. Are you surrounded by flowers and foliage that glow in the late-evening light? Does the fragrance of flowers drift in with the winds? With the right plants in [...]
We want to share this delightful video with you because it celebrates the planting season and was created by a couple of our favorite customers.
Be sure to check out the Plant Something Massachusetts website for more information about plants and gardening.
Those who are mid-Cape residents might recognize someone you know. After watching [...]
Choosing plants for containers and window boxes is such fun; there are so many creative possibilities! Everywhere you turn in the garden center there are vibrant flowers, striking foliage, and tremendous textures to pick from. Here are a few ideas for great window box combinations and some tips for success.
White, pink and blue [...]
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 [...]