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Archive for April 2012

Cooking With Tomatoes

As part of our Totally Tomatoes Weekend, Nancy Cavanaugh gave a cooking demonstration that showed some of her favorite ways to prepare home-grown tomatoes. Mouths watered and attendees were rewarded with samples of the dishes she prepared.  Of particular interest was the Roasted Tomato Basil Soup from the Barefoot Contessa Cookbook and the Fresh Tomato…

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Winter Moth Alert!

Spring is here and everything seems to be growing! As perennials pop up and the trees start producing leaves, most people tend to assume that the plants in their landscape are doing just fine. Truth be told, most of them probably are growing well without assistance. But on Cape Cod, people may not realize that…

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Changing The Color of Hydrangeas

You say you want your hydrangeas to be in the pink or feeling blue? Success depends on what type of hydrangea you have and the pH of your soil. Some hydrangeas will never change color. A white ‘Annabelle’ will always have white fading to green flowers. Limelight will always be green that turns white and…

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Choosing A Healthy Plant

It’s a busy time at the garden center. Trucks roll in almost daily loaded with shrubs, trees and perennials. Soon the annuals, vegetables, tropicals and water garden plants will arrive as well. All in all, this is an exciting period for home landscapers and garden lovers! Faced with such bounty, how do you choose one…

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