Baby, It’s Dry Outside

Here are some tips for dealing with the dry conditions on Cape Cod. Recognize drought stress in your plants, watering suggestions and helping plants survive

Perennial Garden Summer Fix-Ups

In early August your perennial garden needs some attention to look its best. Deadheading, weeding, cutting back and adding plants will make gardens better.

Outdoor Rooms

Create several outdoor living spaces in your yard and garden. Find cool, shady spots for morning coffee, evening cocktails, or places for working remotely.

Mid-July Garden Maintenance

Tying tomatoes, cutting perennials, and being alert for pests will improve your landscape, dinner table, and frame of mind in mid-summer. Get out and enjoy!

Hydrangea Happiness on Cape Cod

Learn about the Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival, get a sneak peak of some gardens, and read tips for summer Hydrangea care, changing colors and watering.

Is It Too Late To Plant?

Summer is a fine time to plant on Cape Cod. Read some tips for success with your summer planting.

Perennial Problems, Perennial Problem Solvers

Suddenly you notice that your perennial garden has “issues.” Weeds, flopping plants, empty spaces, and wilting foliage has you wondering what to do.

Flowers All Summer…and Colorful Foliage

Despite some pandemic-caused shortages, we've got flowering plants that will raise your spirits.

June 12 ~ Country Garden Horticultural Happy Hour

We had a lovely gathering of people on June 12th for our second Cocktail Party of the month. Here is the recipe for the parsley cocktail I call "The Garnishes' Revenge" and a link to the Zoom recording.

Garden Tips For Early June

Here are some ideas and tips for making a yard into your happy place for the summer, and some photos of plants you might be noticing around your property or in Cape conservation areas.

Double Duty Plants

With the right combination of shrubs you can have a low-maintenance landscape with plenty of color: think of re-blooming plants and foliage colors first.

Plant These With Children

There are many plants that are perfect for children. Here are some suggestions for perennials, annuals, and edibles that kids will love.

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