Dry Soil and the Cape Cod Garden

As I write this blog post, it’s a sunny 81 degrees and very windy. We haven’t had significant rain for sometime, and according to the latest Cape Cod landscape message from the UMASS Cooperative Extension, our soils are dry. “Precipitation fell on June 27/28 and July 2 amounting to just under an inch (0.91”). Soil…

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A Cold, Wet Spring

We are coming out of a cold, wet spring and although the weather has improved at the end of May, it’s important to be aware that the consequences of the damp, cool conditions will be seen later in the summer. Here are a few things you’ll need to be aware of. In addition to the…

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Planning Now For More Color In Winter

March is a great month for advance planning, but when we think about what we’ll plant this spring and summer, don’t forget to access how your landscape looks now. I don’t know about you, but the view out some of my windows in the winter and early spring is of tree trunks, oak leaves, and random…

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Houseplant Problem Solvers

January is the month when we start to notice problems on indoor plants. There are good reasons for this timing: the plants have been living with less than ideal light since October. The air in our centrally heated houses is dry. Plants might be crammed in together so that there isn’t good air circulation and…

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