You Can Grow That!

What We Do Right (and Wrong) in Our Yards and Gardens

Recently I was speaking about the top 8 mistakes people commonly make in their yards and gardens. That prompted me to make a list of 8 things that I people commonly do right, even if they say that they aren’t gardeners, or have a black thumb. I’m sure both these lists could be expanded, and…

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For More Color, Plant A Diverse Selection

When we ask our customers what they want out of their landscapes, the answer is usually “More color.” People want landscapes that are filled with flowers and interesting foliage, with emphasis on the flowers. Some of these homeowners want mostly shrubs or perennials, but in the quest for more color they are best off planting…

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Winter Aromatherapy

Want a cure for cabin fever? You Can Grow That! After the second snowstorm of the season we all start to get cabin fever. We see customers come into our greenhouse because they are starved for flowers and want to be surrounded, even for a few minutes, with lots of green. In addition to the…

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Color To Lift Hearts? You Can Grow That!

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!…

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Front Porch Creativity – You Can Grow That!

Remember when you were in elementary school and the art teacher brought out a pack of construction paper or a new set of poster paints in an assortment of colors? Such excitement! Such endless possibilities! You can have that feeling of potential and creative anticipation again…and spiff up the entry to your home at the…

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Landscape Vegetables: You Can Grow That!

It used to be that a vegetable garden was a rectangular patch of soil in the backyard, often fenced to keep out the rabbits. Next came the popularity of the raised bed garden, and many people decided to make their rectangles smaller and raise them off the ground.  Although some still choose these styles, the…

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A Sunny Day? You Can Grow That!

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…

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Love Spring? You Can Grow That!

On the 4th of every month garden bloggers post four words of advice: You Can Grow That! This month, in advance of Valentine’s Day, many are writing about growing love and romance. From roses to vines that twine together, love has long been associated with flowers and plants. But the use of flowers and growing…

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A Green Roof Fairy House? You Can Grow That!

Make a house for the fairies. Take two old plastic hanging baskets. Cut one down to an inch or two high so that you have a shallow dish with the drainage holes on the bottom. Cut a door opening in the other. You can use heavy duty scissors or tin snips. Put the saucer-piece on…

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Bouquets For Your Home?

You Can Grow That! The following plants can be incorporated into existing landscape beds or planted in a dedicated cutting garden. All of these varieties grow well on Cape Cod. Perennials: Anise Hyssop ‘Blue Fortune’ (Agastache) Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia) Cat Mint (Nepeta) Cone Flower (Echinacea) Coral Bells (Heuchera) Daffodils Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla) Lavender Liatris Oxeye…

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