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Annuals and Perennials To Know And Grow

While there are hundreds of annuals and perennials, this post highlights several that do especially well in this area. Annuals For Flowers All Summer Perennials that do well on the Cape and Islands. Whether you need flowers all summer (annuals) or problem solving plants, we’re here to help!     

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What Fertilizer Should I Use?

We frequently hear our customers ask about what fertilizer they should use, so I asked a few staff members to recommend their favorites. Here are their picks for lawns, planting, houseplants and established gardens. Lawn/Turf Fertilizer recommended by Chris Stokes, Garden Department Manager: Espoma Organic All Season Lawn Food Established Landscape and Gardens Fertilizer recommended…

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Starting Seeds Indoors – Getting Supplies Ready

On Cape Cod March might start out like a lion but it ends up like a cold, wet, and wind-blown lion…the lamb doesn’t usually show up until April in this region! But indoors we can be getting our seed-starting areas set up and some of our seeds sown.  Pepper seeds are often started in early…

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Ready, Set, Grow! March on Cape Cod

Truth?  On Cape Cod it’s not spring in March. Not even close. But no matter what Mother Nature is giving us outside, there are several things on the home-landscape and garden to-do list this month. Here is your March Checklist: Cut down ornamental grasses anytime this month. At this point they are falling over and are…

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Fall Planting and Creating Colorful Gardens

Fall is an exciting time in the garden center as new stock floods into the nursery in time for fall planting. When it comes to “fall color” we’re not just talking about how the foliage changes in autumn! I was pleased to find dozens of plants with great foliage colors and textures when I walked…

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Is It Safe To Plant Outside?

As the garden center fills with beautiful plants for the summer season, our customers are asking if they can plant what they see outdoors. “Can I put my tomatoes in?” one man asked today, and yesterday a woman called wanting to know if she could plant the basil outdoors. Today is May 1st and we…

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Celebrate Life With Paperwhite Narcissus

There are so many reasons that we love paperwhite Narcissus, but many people ask “How do I keep narcissus foliage upright?” At the time of year when the days are short and it’s getting cold it’s uplifting to have something that we can watch grow. Paperwhites sprout and grow quickly even when planted on a shallow layer…

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Problem Solving Gift Suggestions

Two weeks ago we gave you a few ideas for your gift list.  Here are a few more suggestions for some of those hard-to-buy-for people and others. For your mother who was plagued by rabbits all last summer. They ate her flowers, herbs and vegetables and so she felt bombarded by bunnies through the entire…

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June is Perennial Month

June is a month when gardeners and garden centers celebrate perennial plants. And there are so many to enjoy! Perennials are wonderful in the landscape because they come in all shapes, sizes and colors. But just as people come with assorted appearances and personalities, perennial plants do as well. The secret to having a good perennial…

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Plants And The Variable Winter Weather

Many of us remember the winters in our youth when the snow arrived in December or early January and stayed until spring. Ponds froze early in those days and people could walk across a lake or skate on the ice for three or more months. Winter isn’t like that anymore. One thing we know about…

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