Did You Know? Garden Center Inside Information

This is an exciting time of year in the garden center. Trucks roll in daily with new stock, and the plants are breaking dormancy, in our nursery and in our customers’ yards and gardens. We are all filled with the excitement that a new season with fresh possibilities brings. Those of us who work in…

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Did You Know?

A walk around the garden center in January brings all sorts of fun facts to mind. From insects loving yellow to how seeds germinate and how to get citrus fruit indoors…

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Want Plant Deliveries Insider Information?

If you would like to get occasional texts about new plant deliveries, fill out the form on this page. We won’t be telling you about every delivery of course, but when we get those popular or special items that sell quickly, we’ll send you a short text about it.

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HCG Charitable Donation Form

Due to the volume of donation requests that we receive, we need a process to manage them. Thank you in advance for your help! Please submit your donation request through our online forms.

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A Feeder For Every Bird?

If you’ve fed the birds in the past you’ve probably noticed that some birds prefer to eat off the ground, while others will go to a feeder first. You may have seen that finches love the tube feeders and when they are filled with the extra fine sunflower chips, woodpeckers go to these as well.…

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The Best Seed For Birds

It may be too cold to spend much time outside, but when you feed the birds a good quality seed you’re rewarded with a yard full of color and motion, and less mess for you! Inexpensive seed mixes often contain fillers such as golden or red millet, wheat, oats or other grains that most birds…

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Cultivating Gratitude

Many people have expressed the wisdom of actively fostering an attitude of gratitude. In pleasant times counting our blessings helps us not to take good fortune for granted. And when circumstances are difficult, seeking things to be thankful for can help balance, or even lift our burdens. During those periods when we’re just trudging through…

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Ways to Make Watering Easier

Early in the season we had plenty of rainfall, but as the summer goes on most people find that they need to water their plants. Even those who have automatic irrigation systems often need to target specific areas with additional ways to deliver moisture since tall plants can block in-ground sprinklers, or the usual lawn…

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Landscape Consultations ~ Cape Cod

Here’s a question that I hear frequently: “Do you do consultations?” I consider Country Garden’s on-site consultation service to be another way we can live up to our company motto: Large enough to serve you, small enough to know you. Many of our customers can be helped right in the nursery and store. Most of…

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Dipladenia or Mandevilla?

Many of you might remember when the rock star Prince changed his name to a symbol. Since the symbol wasn’t pronounceable, because that would just be another name after all, he became “the artist formerly known as Prince.” I think of this every time I pass the baskets of ‘Red Riding Hood’ Mandevilla in the…

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