In the time of year when night falls like a cartoon curtain at 4:30 PM, we need all the cheer we can get. For many this lifting-hearts-and-spirits optimism can be cultivated in the house. Something growing and colorful is just what we need when the days are short. Amaryllis and Paperwhite Narcissus to the rescue!
Celebrate the glorious fall with an easy to make harvest decoration. Build a pumpkin totem! At this time of year the garden center is well stocked with all colors of pumpkins, squash and gourds for fall decorating, and stacking some up couldn’t be easier. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Many of our customers are interested in planting new shrubs, trees, perennials and grasses in their landscapes. Here are some tips for success with fall planting.
Dig a wide hole that is just as deep as the root ball on your new plant. Mix some Bio-Tone fertilizer in with the soil you are returning to [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]