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Archive for June 2013

Hydrangea Problems

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…

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Plants for Shade Gardens – You Need Ferns!

Got shade? You need ferns. These lovely, low-maintenance plants add cooling colors and textures to a shade garden. Ferns combine well with other common shade plants such as Hosta and Tiarella (aka foam flower) and there is a fern for every garden. Here are some of our favorites. Lady Fern (Athyrium felix-femina) is a wonderful…

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Instant Garden Improvement

Are there places in your garden that could use more color? Sometimes our customers say that they like their landscape but that the gardens are “missing something.” Others express the need for bright colors, but say that there isn’t much space left for planting or enough sun for most annuals or perennials. For all of…

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Male & Female Plants

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…

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Easy Steps to Starting a Raised Bed on Cape Cod

Easy Steps to Starting a Raised Bed on Cape Cod June 7, 2013 I have been working at this garden center for over 17 years.  I have lived in my house with a very big yard for over 10 years.  You would think I would have a huge Veggie garden but I don’t.  Not until…

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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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Time to Plant!

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 the…

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