Wave-worn, wind-torn sandbags of the lower Cape’s slowly shifting shoreline in 1928.
Mariposa Serveware & Gifts
The Mariposa aesthetic thrives on unique, original design and superior craftsmanship that ages flawlessly. Our purpose at the Armchair Cottage is to help you enjoy the splendors of the table and of your home through our extensive collection of home furnishings and gifts. (more…)
With Memorial Day right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of light and easy meals created with fresh natural ingredients. We asked Cape Cod Life’s staff to share their favorite salad recipes to give you a head start on great summer salads!
The April issue features Through the Looking Glass – After carving out a new life, Robin Pierson finds a successful niche in decorative art, The Seven Year Switch - understanding the changing shape of our fragile coastal landscape, and Fabulous Foliage and Flower Power. These are just a few of the stories covered in the Cape Cod Life April edition…
Native trees like pitch pine and scrub oak are well recognized on Cape Cod and the Islands as hallmarks of our coastal landscape, providing a line of defense against the punishing winds and insatiable tides that try ceaselessly to claim our seaside world.
But in this coastal region known more for its beaches than its trees, there are also some exotic specimens steeped in history that link the present and the past through tales of sea captains, adventurers, philanthropists, and merchants.
When Cape Cod residents first plant their landscapes, many choose evergreen trees and shrubs believing that having foliage all year round is of prime importance. At some point, however, the realization sets in that their yard is a sea of green. Evergreens may have beautiful all-seasons foliage, but these monochromatic trees and shrubs don’t satisfy most humans’ innate desire for color. (more…)
One of the surest signs of spring’s arrival is the blooming of some 10,000 daffodils planted at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich. “[Daffodils] are one of my favorite plants,” says Les Lutz, an Omaha, Nebraska, transplant who recently became the director of horticulture at Heritage. “The property I grew up on was covered with them.” See for yourself after April 14, when 100 acres of gardens open for the season. heritagemuseumsandgardens.org, 508-888-3300.
About 1870-72, looking east