Posts by CLFornari

Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Yard and Garden

One of the great pleasures of summer is watching hummingbirds zip around the garden. They come and go quickly, but with the right variety of plants you can watch them feed at length. When they pause on the branch of a nearby tree to rest you can see how tiny these creatures are, and occasionally…

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Bouquets and Stress Relief

Many studies show that flowers reduce stress, anxiety and raise levels of creativity. Adding a few flowers to your daily life can reduce depression and anxiety and boost creativity. I’d add that flowers bring joy to our lives and spreads happiness when we share a bouquet of cut flowers with others. So growing annuals and…

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Creating A Water Feature ~ Ponds and Waterfalls

  One of our missions at Hyannis Country Garden is to help people discover wellness. We help our customers to raise fresh, organically grown food and to use a diverse selection of plants that will bring them joy, outside and indoors. For almost 30 years our water gardening department has helped people to create landscape…

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Annuals and Perennials To Know And Grow

While there are hundreds of annuals and perennials, this post highlights several that do especially well in this area. Annuals For Flowers All Summer Perennials that do well on the Cape and Islands. Whether you need flowers all summer (annuals) or problem solving plants, we’re here to help!     

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Growing Healthy Tomatoes on Cape Cod

If you grow any vegetables at all, chances are that you want to raise a couple tomatoes. Since the flavor of a homegrown tomato far surpasses the store bought fruit, many choose to devote a sunny space to this plant. But raising great tomatoes can be challenging on Cape Cod, primarily due to early blight.…

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A Cold, Wet Spring

We are coming out of a cold, wet spring and although the weather has improved at the end of May, it’s important to be aware that the consequences of the damp, cool conditions will be seen later in the summer. Here are a few things you’ll need to be aware of. In addition to the…

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How To Keep A Hanging Basket Looking Good

For many it’s a Mother’s Day tradition to buy a colorful hanging basket to celebrate the holiday and kick off the summer flower season. It’s a favorite time for our staff at the garden center because every hook and beam is filled with beautiful hanging plants. It’s a celebration of abundant bloom for everyone. Many…

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What Can I Prune in May?

In mid-May many people are wondering if it’s too late to prune their shrubs. Some have delayed spring cleanup because the weather has been so cold and damp while others just haven’t gotten to it yet. But here’s the good news: pruning is a great way to get outside and reconnected with nature, and you…

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What Fertilizer Should I Use?

We frequently hear our customers ask about what fertilizer they should use, so I asked a few staff members to recommend their favorites. Here are their picks for lawns, planting, houseplants and established gardens. Lawn/Turf Fertilizer recommended by Chris Stokes, Garden Department Manager: Espoma Organic All Season Lawn Food Established Landscape and Gardens Fertilizer recommended…

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Can I Plant Potted Forced Bulbs After They Finish Blooming?

Buying potted, forced bulbs in the early spring is a great way to reconnect with nature: we celebrate the return of bright colors and flowers to the landscape and rejoice at the start of the growing season. After those bulbs finish flowering many wonder if it’s possible to place the plants in the soil so…

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