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Back To School!

It’s September, and for many this means back-to-school season. But occasions to learn aren’t confined to traditional educational institutions. There are plenty of opportunities on Cape Cod to learn about plants, gardens and landscaping. Here are just a few: Country Garden’s Seminars. We are offering several educational programs this fall. From a celebration of great…

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Recycling Celebrations

Today is America Recycles Day. This reminds me about Christmas at Country Garden and something I saw at the Philadelphia airport. As I walked down to my gate in October I noticed a colorful grouping of plants and old wooden pallets. Some of the boards on the pallets had been painted with random colors and stamped or…

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How Gardens Heal

I remember talking with a fellow gardener about 20 years ago. He was telling me how the garden saved him after his divorce. “There I was,” he said, “down on my knees, literally. Having my hands in the dirt kept me sane.” My friend was not alone. Many of us turn to the healing powers…

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Report from Little Rock

Everyone is familiar with the term “Bus man’s holiday.” The bus driver might or might not take the bus when on vacation, but garden lovers always visits gardens wherever they are. And this garden lover has been doing just that for the past three days. Cape Cod is beautiful in May, and it’s planting time,…

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Cape Cod Proven Winners

Hyannis Country Garden announces that Independence House in Hyannis was chosen to receive a free planting of annuals and perennials. As part of the celebration of Proven Winners Weekend, Country Garden asked individuals to nominate a local non-profit organization that is a “proven winner for Cape Cod.” Sixteen individuals nominated a total of nine different…

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Proven Winners

At Hyannis Country Garden we have one of the largest selections of Proven Winners on Cape Cod. These annuals are wonderful for containers and gardens, and many of our customers save the tags from year to year so that they can remember which ones they used in the past. Other people take photos of the…

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Cooking With Tomatoes

As part of our Totally Tomatoes Weekend, Nancy Cavanaugh gave a cooking demonstration that showed some of her favorite ways to prepare home-grown tomatoes. Mouths watered and attendees were rewarded with samples of the dishes she prepared.  Of particular interest was the Roasted Tomato Basil Soup from the Barefoot Contessa Cookbook and the Fresh Tomato…

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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…

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Calling All Cape Cod Garden Bloggers!

Do you write a blog about your Cape Cod Garden? We’d love to hear about it! At Country Garden we’re interested in connecting with local garden bloggers. We’ll put links to local garden blogs here and include you in a mailing list for special Bloggers Days in the future. We’re thinking of hosting an event…

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