In March we get pretty tired of cold temperatures and grey skies. We need reminders that spring is possible, even when you live near the ocean! If you’re thinking that you wish you’d planted your window boxes, urns, and whiskey barrels with bulbs last fall, don’t despair. You can have colorful spring-flowering plants in those [...]
As New England gets ready for a big snowfall, we at Hyannis Country Garden prepare to answer people’s questions about storm damage. The combination of a heavy, wet snow and wind can be harmful to many landscape plants. Perennials love the blanket of insulation that snow provides but shrubs and trees can become bent or [...]
It’s easy to make a holiday centerpiece that will hold one or more candles. Here’s how it’s done:
You need a block of wet Oasis, a dish to hold the oasis, waterproof tape, plastic candle holder, candle, greens and any embelishments.
Cut a slab of Oasis (wet floral foam) about two inches thick and [...]
Looking for a quick way to dress up your porch or patio for fall? Make a pumpkin totem!
Get an urn, large pot or even a hay bale and place it on your porch, near a light post or where ever you would like fall decorations. Consider doing a display where you’ll see it from [...]
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 Hyannis Country Garden we have one of the largest selections of Proven Winners on Cape Cod. These annuals are wonderful for containers and gardens, and many of our customers save the tags from year to year so that they can remember which ones they used in the past. Other people take photos of the [...]
A salad bowl? You can grow that! And you don’t have to wait until it’s OK to plant outside. Here’s what you do:
Choose a container with drainage holes. It could be a pot you already have, a small window box or one you purchase. Lower and wider will produce more lettuce than tall [...]
A Reminder of Spring? You can grow that!
The stretch of days between the end of January and the growing season can seem very long. The landscape is looking bare and brown and there isn’t even the tinsel of the holidays to distract us. Fortunately, there are houseplants.
There are many plants that can be [...]
Make More Plants!
Have you kept some geraniums, coleus or other summer annuals alive all winter? If so, it’s time to take cuttings! The plant will benefit from being cut back and you can root the sprigs you’ve removed so that you have more of these plants next spring.
Taking cuttings is really pretty easy. [...]
Create A New View
It may be too early to plant, but there are other ways of enhancing a view. To determine if this is an option for your property, start by looking out your windows.
As you gaze from those indoor vantage points onto scenes you frequently see, ask yourself the following question: Is [...]