August Garden Fix-ups

On the Cape many people have company in August, and frequently there are barbeques, family reunions and assorted other gatherings in our backyards. So at this time of year people are looking around at their gardens and wondering “What can I do to quickly spruce up the garden?” Naturally, we want to do this quickly…

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Tips on Garden Design

Garden design is a big subject, but you can learn a great deal and get some tips from the displays in this Cape Cod garden center. One of our designers, Brenda Barnhart-Brodt, puts together lovely displays and you can take design ideas from them that can be applied to your own yard and gardens. Although in…

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The Cocktail Hour Garden

Imagine sitting on your deck or patio, enjoying the sea breezes while the sun goes down. Now think about the view from this spot on your property. Are you surrounded by flowers and foliage that glow in the late-evening light? Does the fragrance of flowers drift in with the winds? With the right plants in…

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Ornamental Cabbage and Kale

The Top Ten Reasons to Plant Cabbages and Kales In September: 1. These autumn annuals remain beautiful in the garden well into winter. 2. They take up a lot of room in window boxes and pots so you don’t need many to make a big statement. 3. As the temperatures fall the cabbage and kale…

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Finding Inspiration

Three members of our Country Garden Green Team visited Pleasant View Gardens in New Hampshire today. We toured the demonstration gardens and learned about several new introductions from Proven Winners. Some of the plants we’re excited about will be featured in upcoming blogs so check back soon for  a peak at some wonderful annuals that…

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Seven Steps Closer To Spring – #3

Create A New View It may be too early to plant, but there are other ways of enhancing a view. To determine if this is an option for your property, start by looking out your windows. As you gaze from those indoor vantage points onto scenes you frequently see, ask yourself the following question: Is…

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