Posts by CLFornari

Fall Soil Amendments

The fall is the perfect time to amend soils with compost. Nature enrichs the soil from the top down. You can do the same with compost soil amendments.

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Best Practices for Planting Trees and Shrubs

Many of our customers are planting shrubs and trees this fall so here are a few tips and reminders to make sure your plants will thrive. If the tree or shrub is a “balled and burlaped” plant, be sure to remove the burlap, cords and wire basket. If it makes planting easier, dig a bowl-shaped…

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Fallify Your Containers

Refresh your pots and boxes for the fall season. In September our pots and boxes on Cape Cod can go one of two ways. Either they still look full and flower-filled, or the plants have started to decline and finish their bloom cycle. If your containers still look good, by all means keep up with…

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Back To School!

It’s September, and for many this means back-to-school season. But occasions to learn aren’t confined to traditional educational institutions. There are plenty of opportunities on Cape Cod to learn about plants, gardens and landscaping. Here are just a few: Country Garden’s Seminars. We are offering several educational programs this fall. From a celebration of great…

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Tips for Drying Blue Hydrangea Flowers

If you’ve cut blue hydrangeas earlier in the summer intending to dry them, you’ve no doubt been disappointed. But take heart…late August and early September is the time when these big blooms can be successfully cut, provided you choose the right flowers. Here are the tips for success. Don’t choose the fresh, light blue flowers.…

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Perennial Garden Maintenance in August

If you grow perennial plants, this is a good week to do a flower garden assessment and some quick fix improvements. Since our fall season is so long on Cape Cod, the clean-up and other maintenance you do in August will result in a more attractive garden for the next two months. Here are some…

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Summer Planting

Many people wonder if they can plant in mid-August or if they should wait until fall. While those who live in areas where summer temperatures are in the triple digits might need to wait for September, here on Cape Cod it’s actually desirable to put plants in the garden in the summertime. Our temperatures aren’t…

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