Container gardening

Holiday Pots That You Plant In The Garden

Do you want to fill your containers with attractive winter plants that can then go into your garden in the spring? If so, this post is for you. At this time of year many want to fill their pots, urns and window boxes with greens for the holidays and beyond. Some stick cut greens right…

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Container and Window Box Ideas

One of the best ways of being creative in the landscape is to plant containers filled with flowering annuals, succulents, shrubs or trees.  You can create a garden in pots on the deck, soften hard spaces such as driveways and walls, or fill window boxes with cheerful color that lasts all summer.  Here are some…

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Pots With A Sense of Place

The containers we use on our porches, decks and patios are one way that we give our yards and gardens “a sense of place.” Our pots, urns and boxes can celebrate the natural world near the sea, but do so in a subtle way that doesn’t distract from the plants or the house. Large collections…

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Planning Plant Fun

I was recently at the TPIE trade show in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It was fun to be in a place where orchids can be grown in the landscape, and the plants we can only grow indoors scramble up trees. In addition to the tropical plant show, we visited botanic gardens and growers. The plant trials…

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Planting Pots and Boxes

Container gardening is one of the most enjoyable gardening projects we can do at this time of year. We can use containers to grow veggies and herbs, bring hummingbirds to our patios, have fragrance by our porches and bring color to just about any part of the yard or garden. Containers can fill a tight spot…

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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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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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When Can I Plant…Mid-Winter FAQ's and Some Fun

As the days thankfully get longer and lighter, we all get spring fever. When the phone rings at the garden center it’s often someone who is anxious to focus on the growing season ahead. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions that we are hearing. Q. How early can I plant new shrubs…

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Containers in Winter

As you look out onto your deck or yard this winter you might be wondering if those container plants that you never did anything with will survive the cold. Perhaps they are perennials or shrubs you intended to plant but never got into the ground. Or maybe they are shrubs that you want to stay…

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Growing Evergreens in Containers All Year

At this time of year many of our customers decide to plant an evergreen in their urns, whiskey barrels, and larger outdoor containers. “What evergreen will live through the winter outside?” they ask. Here’s the general guideline, and a couple of shrub suggestions that are particularly good on Cape Cod. No matter where you live,…

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