Garden Care and Tips

22 03, 2021

The Sandwich Enterprise: Deciduous Conifers – Not So ‘Ever’ Greens

2021-04-02T15:50:27-04:00

Down To Earth by Les Lutz Trees that bear needles are usually evergreen, and most species are. But there are five genera that are needled conifers that are deciduous and drop their foliage each fall. Of these, four will thrive on the Cape and three are found at [...]

The Sandwich Enterprise: Deciduous Conifers – Not So ‘Ever’ Greens2021-04-02T15:50:27-04:00
18 09, 2020

The Trouble with Tomatoes

2021-04-08T21:31:50-04:00

Down To Earth by Les Lutz What a learning experience this summer has been. Along with many of my friends, I decided to grow vegetables this summer. The most rewarding, and the most challenging, have been the tomatoes. I’ve grown them before, but not in a very long [...]

The Trouble with Tomatoes2021-04-08T21:31:50-04:00
4 09, 2020

Vegetable Plants In Ornamental Gardens

2021-04-08T21:36:49-04:00

Composition of the Garden: Line, Form, Texture, Color & Mass September 4, 2020 For some reason, vegetable plants have been relegated to the back of the garden. Many of us consider them to be the less attractive, and therefore they’re stuck in a separate area of the yard. [...]

Vegetable Plants In Ornamental Gardens2021-04-08T21:36:49-04:00
14 08, 2020

Time For Herbaceous Perennials to Shine

2021-04-07T08:45:31-04:00

Down to Earth by Les Lutz August 14, 2020 Mid-August is when ornamental grasses and many herbaceous perennials begin to shine. Beginning in late July and continuing through the fall and into winter, many of these plants are in their peak bloom. But there are many other plants [...]

Time For Herbaceous Perennials to Shine2021-04-07T08:45:31-04:00
31 07, 2020

Sandwich Enterprise: Mulch and Compost

2021-03-16T21:53:43-04:00

Good for Plants and the Planet July 31, 2020 Dale Wall, the best landscape architect I know, states, “You want a $10 hole for a $5 plant.” At Heritage Museums & Gardens (HMG) in Sandwich, they agree. As part of their sustainability efforts, HMG produces all of its mulch [...]

Sandwich Enterprise: Mulch and Compost2021-03-16T21:53:43-04:00
7 07, 2020

Mal’s Favorites: Lady in Red, Penny Mac, Twist-n-Shout

2021-04-06T19:10:03-04:00

A lifelong gardener, Mal has been collecting, propagating, and growing hydrangeas for more than 40 years. An engineer by education and profession, he is strongly committed to the continuing development of the genus – always searching for new and better plants, evaluating their landscape performance, and finding superior ways to [...]

Mal’s Favorites: Lady in Red, Penny Mac, Twist-n-Shout2021-04-06T19:10:03-04:00
7 07, 2020

Mal’s Favorites: hydrangea quercifolia

2021-04-07T08:39:52-04:00

A lifelong gardener, Mal has been collecting, propagating, and growing hydrangeas for more than 40 years. An engineer by education and profession, he is strongly committed to the continuing development of the genus – always searching for new and better plants, evaluating their landscape performance, and finding superior ways to [...]

Mal’s Favorites: hydrangea quercifolia2021-04-07T08:39:52-04:00
7 07, 2020

Mal’s Favorites: Bluebird– hydrangea serrata

2021-03-16T21:54:16-04:00

A lifelong gardener, Mal has been collecting, propagating, and growing hydrangeas for more than 40 years. An engineer by education and profession, he is strongly committed to the continuing development of the genus – always searching for new and better plants, evaluating their landscape performance, and finding superior ways to [...]

Mal’s Favorites: Bluebird– hydrangea serrata2021-03-16T21:54:16-04:00
7 07, 2020

Mal’s Favorites: Endless Summer Hydrangea

2021-04-06T19:09:47-04:00

A lifelong gardener, Mal has been collecting, propagating, and growing hydrangeas for more than 40 years. An engineer by education and profession, he is strongly committed to the continuing development of the genus – always searching for new and better plants, evaluating their landscape performance, and finding superior ways to [...]

Mal’s Favorites: Endless Summer Hydrangea2021-04-06T19:09:47-04:00
7 07, 2020

Mal’s Favorites: Vanilla Strawberry & Lime Rickey

2021-04-06T19:10:17-04:00

A lifelong gardener, Mal has been collecting, propagating, and growing hydrangeas for more than 40 years. An engineer by education and profession, he is strongly committed to the continuing development of the genus – always searching for new and better plants, evaluating their landscape performance, and finding superior ways to [...]

Mal’s Favorites: Vanilla Strawberry & Lime Rickey2021-04-06T19:10:17-04:00
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