Archive for May 2012

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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Proven Winners

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…

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Hydrangea Leaf Tier

Do you grow white flowering Hydrangeas? If your plants are  Annabelle, Incrediball or other form of Hydrangea arborescens you might want to take a close look at the leaves. In May there is a sneaky larvae at work that is called a “leaf tier.” This little worm, Olethreutes ferriferana, ties leaves together to form a…

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Choosing Roses

Faced with a nursery filled with beautiful plants, how do you choose between one and the other? When it comes to roses, there are two approaches: head and heart. Those who want a low-maintenance landscape should choose a rose bush thoughtfully. There are many varieties of shrub roses that bloom all summer, are very disease…

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Choosing Mulches

Our customers frequently ask, “What’s the best mulch?” and there is no single answer. In the Northeast people usually choose an organic mulch that breaks down over time, as opposed to rocks and pebbles. Since many of our plants shed foliage and stems, a rock mulch is harder to keep clean and debris-free. Mulches such…

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Measuring Rain

Every yard and garden should have a rain gauge. Whether it’s large or small, decorative or simply functional, it’s important to know how much water Mother Nature has delivered. For most established plants, an inch of rain every seven days is the ideal. When a Northeast garden gets that amount of rain you don’t need…

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