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HCG Cocktail Party #2

Our second virtual cocktail party was a great success. Here's the recipe for the drink based on the apple mint that is up and growing now.

We Love Proven Winners Plants

Proven Winners Early Bird Sale $4.99 each from 4/15 to 4/26. It’s always a happy day for our garden center and customers when the Proven Winners shipments arrive. Pots of flowering annuals fill the benches with color, and texture. And because Proven Winners plants have been carefully selected for the qualities that homeowners and gardeners…

Why Organic Fertilizers?

The beauty of organic fertilizers is that they feed plants slowly, which is usually a good thing. This is how nature provides nutrients after all, and we’re usually better off when emulating how plants grow in the natural world. Why do organics feed slowly? Because natural organic fertilizers are not immediately available to plants. They…

Your Yard & Garden This Week

From weeds to pruning of Rhododendrons and Hydrangeas, there are things we can do in our yards and gardens in early April.

Country Garden (Virtual) Cocktail Hour

We're holding a virtual cocktail party every Friday evening in April. Come celebrate plants, gardens and our Cape Cod community.

Cutting Gardens

It's easy to grow flower for creating bouquets and displays of cut blossoms. Here's a list of shrubs, annuals, bulbs and perennials for cutting.

Safety and Sanity

Here are some "plant based" ideas for keeping your spirits high, plus some suggestions of how we can help keep you safe and sane.

Grow THIS From Seed

Buying plants is instantly satisfying, and for many varieties it’s the smart thing to do. But there are several good reasons to grow some plants from seed. There are some wonderful selections that you won’t find for sale as plants, others that are super-easy to direct sow into the ground, and occasionally seed starting is…

Planting A Privacy Screen

When you want more privacy for your Cape Cod property, there are several options that should be considered. Here are some suggestions for plants and designs, and why certain choices might work well for your yard.

Problems With Indoor Rosemary

If you have rosemary indoors it can dry out quickly, get powery mildew or develop slender, weak growth at this time of year. Solutions for problems.

Do I Need Raised Beds For Growing Vegetables?

There are many advantages to growing vegetables in raised beds. Learn what type of raised bed garden is best for you, or attend our class on March 8th.

How To Propagate Hydrangeas

There are three ways to easily make more hydrangea shrubs. Read how to divide, pin a stem to the ground, or take cuttings.

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