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Proven Winners For Cape Cod

At Hyannis Country Garden things are always coming up roses…and houseplants, perennials, shrubs, trees, vines, and annuals, to name just a few. So even though the planting season isn’t yet upon us, we’re focused on flowers! We know that our customers want plants that will perform well, and we offer you this photo taken of…

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For More Color, Plant A Diverse Selection

When we ask our customers what they want out of their landscapes, the answer is usually “More color.” People want landscapes that are filled with flowers and interesting foliage, with emphasis on the flowers. Some of these homeowners want mostly shrubs or perennials, but in the quest for more color they are best off planting…

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Meet Lobularia Frosty Knight

It’s my great pleasure to introduce you, (your name here) to one of the best annuals I know, Lobularia Frosty Knight. Since I’m sure you’ll soon be fast friends, you can call him Frosty Knight alyssum. Here’s why I know that you’ll soon be new best friends: 1. You want annuals that will grow, bloom…

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Proven Winners!

This is the time of year when Cape Cod gets geared up to plant annuals and at Hyannis Country Garden we are thrilled to stock one of the largest selections of flowering plants in the area. In the front of the property we offer thousands of Proven Winners. These plants are New England Grown, and…

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What To Do With Leggy Seedlings

At this time of year we get frequent calls from people who have started seeds inside and find that they’ve gotten too “leggy.” This is most common for those who are growing seedlings on a windowsill where the light might be strong but not as direct or constant as you’d find in a greenhouse. The…

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When Can I Plant On Cape Cod?

When I moved to this area I was told that “On Cape Cod we have January, February, March, March, March, June.” The sea breeze that cools us in the summer also keeps our spring climate on the cold side. So like it or not, we’ve just entered our second month of March. After our long,…

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Begonias Are BIG!

Ever since Impatiens downy mildew arrived on Cape Cod gardeners have been looking for other plants to provide color in shady gardens. As the Polar Vortex makes us long for spring we are planning for the coming growing season. In many 2014 gardens begonias are sure to be big. Here are some tips for success…

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Still Time To Take Cuttings

Since we haven’t had a frost yet it’s still possible to take some cuttings of your favorite annuals and perennials. For easy propagation you’ll need some rooting cubes (see photo), rooting hormone, plastic trays to hold your cubes and cuttings, and a sharp knife. 1. Cut pieces of the plants you wish to propagate that…

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Saving Dahlia Tubers

If you grew Dahlias this summer you probably want to save the tubers for next year. That’s one of the joys of this annual flower…you can not only save them from year to year and add new colors to your collection, but you’ll have tubers to share with your friends. Here’s how to proceed. 1.…

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Fall Flower and Foliage Color

Have your summer annuals died early this year? Did these normally robust flowering plants have a fungal problem because of the cool, damp weather in August? Or perhaps your perennials have finished flowering and your hydrangea flowers turned brown as a result of the hot, dry weather in July. For all of these reasons Cape…

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