At this time of year many of our customers decide to plant an evergreen in their urns, whiskey barrels, and larger outdoor containers. “What evergreen will live through the winter outside?” they ask. Here’s the general guideline, and a couple of shrub suggestions that are particularly good on Cape Cod.
No matter where you live, [...]
“I have spots on my hydrangea leaves,” the customer said. “I’ll send you a picture by email because I’m afraid it’s dying. Maybe it came from a bad batch.” We suspected that the “batch” of hydrangeas was just fine, and that the plant would recover very nicely, and once the photo arrived this hunch was [...]
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, [...]
You say that you have pink hydrangeas and you really want blue? Perhaps you have a hankering to have a shrub with pink and blue flowers on the same plant, or maybe you’re wondering if your white flowering hydrangea can be turned another color. Here are some tips and truths about hydrangea color.
Not all [...]
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 [...]
The end of June is often a Good News/Bad News time for Hydrangeas. On the one hand, many varieties of this summer flowering shrub have come into beautiful bloom. On the other hand, it’s the time of year when we might notice that our plants have problems. Here’s a list of a few common Hydrangea [...]
Are your smoke trees smoke-free? Are your hollies not berry berried? It’s possible that you need “the opposite sex” in your garden. Smoke trees and holly are two of the plants that are dioecious. This means that there are separate male and female plants and that in order to produce fruit you will need both [...]
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 [...]
Got shade? Have we got a plant for you! Dwarf sweet box (Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis) grows to about 18″ high, is dark green and is as handsome as its botanical name is long.
How many plants do you know of that look as good during and after a cold winter as they did in [...]
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 [...]