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The Wild and Wonderful August Garden

Holes, Hornworms, Weird Vegetables and Aphids It’s August, and all kinds of interesting things are showing up in our gardens. From the weird to the wonderful, here are some of the things our customers are noticing in their gardens. Holes in the Hardy Hibiscus! If your hardy hibiscus leaves are looking like lace, you’re seeing…

New Foundation Plantings

If the shrubs and trees around your house are no longer attractive, it might be time to replant your foundation beds. Here are 5 tips for planting great curb appeal.

Mid-Summer Landscape & Garden Fix-ups

As we head into July, know that a few quick fixes can give a tremendous lift to your yard and garden. Here are some photos showing how to improve several situations to create areas that make you happy into October. The gardens on Cape Cod tend to look fantastic through October, so any changes you…

Notable Natives: Asclepias tuberosa

Are you looking for a perennial that is drought tolerant, supports pollinators and helps monarch butterflies? Butterfly weed!

5 Ways To Keep Summer Annuals Beautiful

Flowers make us happy! Here are 5 tips for keeping your annual containers, hanging baskets and flower beds in bloom all summer.

What To Do With Hydrangeas, Early July

Whether you are growing blue lacecap or mophead Hydrangeas, or white oakleaf, smooth or panicle varieties, here are tips for mid-summer hydrangea care.

How To Harvest Garlic

Late June or early July is the time to harvest garlic on Cape Cod. Here's how and when to dig your garlic crop.

10 Tips for the New Flower Gardener

Flower gardens are a creative way to have fun with color in your yard. Here are ten tips for success.

Ten Tips For Beginning Vegetable Gardeners

These ten tips will help vegetable gardeners to have a larger harvest and keep pests away.

Growing Edible Flowers

Edible flowers are easy to grow and they make for joyful, beautiful meals and beverages.

5 Tips for Early Season Fertilizing

If you’re wondering how to fertilize your plants in late-May, here are some pointers for Cape Cod gardeners. Most landscape plants are best fertilized with an organic fertilizer. Shrubs, trees and perennials seldom need the “fast food” of a synthetic fertilizer, and the slow release of nutrients that organics offer works in a way that…

14 Fantastic Shrubs for Foundation Plantings

When planting shrubs around a foundation of your house, it’s smart to think of three things: foliage, flowers and the future. We focus on foliage because in most such beds it’s good to have a mix of some plants that keep their leaves all year (evergreens) and some (deciduous) that drop leaves in the winter.…

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