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Changing The Color of Hydrangeas

You say you want your hydrangeas to be in the pink or feeling blue? Success depends on what type of hydrangea you have and the pH of your soil. Some hydrangeas will never change color. A white ‘Annabelle’ will always have white fading to green flowers. Limelight will always be green that turns white and…

Choosing A Healthy Plant

It’s a busy time at the garden center. Trucks roll in almost daily loaded with shrubs, trees and perennials. Soon the annuals, vegetables, tropicals and water garden plants will arrive as well. All in all, this is an exciting period for home landscapers and garden lovers! Faced with such bounty, how do you choose one…

Gift Hydrangeas

At this time of year our greenhouse is filled with gift hydrangeas for Easter and Mother’s day. The large, colorful flowers are so beautiful it’s no wonder that this is a popular holiday plant and present. Everyone who buys or receives these plants invariably asks the same question: “Can I plant this greenhouse grown Hydrangea…

Edible Landscapes

Are you interested in fresh, tasty food? Would you like to be able to go out into your yard and pick ingredients for dinner? If your answer to these questions is “yes” but you’re not ready to install a full-scale vegetable garden or berry patch, this post is for you. Many of our customers would…

The Best of Bonsai

Marsha and Lily are presenting The Best of Bonsai this weekend. It will be a two-day celebration of this fascinating combination of art form and plants. This event has us thinking about the appeal of bonsai trees. These plants are a reminder…a living, three-dimensional Post-it note that prompts us to think about and appreciate natural…

Downy Mildew – Can I Plant Impatiens Again?

2012 and 2013  UPDATE: Many of our customers saw Downy Mildew on their Impatiens in 2011 and 2012 – if you decide to plant them again in 2013 it will be at your own risk. Last summer many of our Cape Cod customers were shocked when the common impatiens they’ve relied on for years seemed…

Thoughts On Watering

Keeping Your Container Plants Hydrated The rows of watering cans in the store reminds us that the growing season is approaching. Some of these cans are traditional in shape and others are more fanciful. No matter if they are practical or silly, these watering tools represent a serious subject. Without appropriate watering container plants will…

Seven Steps Closer to Spring – #7

Plan on Peas! It’s still a bit early to put them in the ground, but it’s not too early to plan where they will be planted. Yes, you can grow peas in any traditional vegetable garden. But you can also grow them in other locations. Plant peas in pots and let them scramble up the…

Seven Steps Closer To Spring – #6

A salad bowl? You can grow that! And you don’t have to wait until it’s OK to plant outside. Here’s what you do: Once you have the container, get some new potting soil and a packet of lettuce seeds. Mixed leaf types of lettuce, not head lettuce, are good for inside growing. Get the potting…

Cape Cod Houseplant Club

We’re so excited to announce the formation of our new houseplant club. Starting in February of 2012 we’ll host a houseplant club meeting on the fourth Wednesday of every month.  Learn about new plants, practices and products.  Receive special discount coupons for club attendees only. Share your successes with others! Show off photos of your…

Seven Steps Closer to Spring – #5

A Reminder of Spring? You can grow that! The stretch of days between the end of January and the growing season can seem very long. The landscape is looking bare and brown and there isn’t even the tinsel of the holidays to distract us. Fortunately, there are houseplants. There are many plants that can be…

Seven Steps Closer to Spring – #4

Make More Plants! Have you kept some geraniums, coleus or other summer annuals alive all winter? If so, it’s time to take cuttings! The plant will benefit from being cut back and you can root the sprigs you’ve removed so that you have more of these plants next spring. Taking cuttings is really pretty easy.…

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