A True Storm Story

In the height of the hurricane, as the letters were blowing off of Country Garden’s roof, employee Amelia Lynch watched as a man untied a bunch of corn stalks off of the fence and stole them.¬† He carted that corn away, complete with orange bow. Emergency decorating for a hurricane party?  

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Dealing With Damage From Sandy

To Help With General Recovery¬† Apply an inch or two of compost or composted manure to cover exposed roots and to help with root regeneration this fall and a healthy soil next spring. Leaning/Flattened Plants Pull plants back to their former position and use a staking kit or materials to hold them in place. Leave…

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"Should I Clip Off The Old Hydrangea Flowers?"

This is a question we hear frequently in the garden center. It usually is followed up with “Should I prune my hydrangeas down in the fall?” Here’s the story on both of those queries: 1. You don’t have to clip off the old flowers unless you don’t like how they look. If you object to…

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Easy, Colorful Fall Decorating

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…

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Keeping Fall Mums From Year to Year

The other day a customer remarked that her “hardy” mums never make it though the winter. Has this happened to you? As we explained to this customer, there are a couple of things going on. In some areas these plants are called “hardy” because they will withstand light frosts through the fall. On Cape Cod,…

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