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Spring ahead with fall planting

While crisp autumn days await, now is the perfect time to get home and garden landscapes ready for prime time come spring. Warmer soil temperatures in the fall encourage strong root development and growth, setting the stage for vibrant blooms throughout the spring season.
“With a healthy root system, the plant will thrive,” says Dominic Mannarino, senior horticulturalist at West Bridgewater-based…

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Seaside Decorating for the Holidays

Fanciful octopuses with glittery tentacles dancing on a hallway table. Holiday tablescapes brightened by silvery starfish. Tiny  wooden squirrels peeking out of autumnal mantel garlands. And all the glory of Cape Cod and the Islands’ natural bounty. On these pages, we share the holiday visions of seven Cape and Islands interior and landscape designers. Take a look and be inspired…

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Hydrangea Happy

Almost every Cape and Islands landscape features Hydrangeas, from the classic blue “Mophead” varieties, on to the newer cultivars in a range of colors and sizes. In today’s nurseries there are Hydrangeas for almost every part of your seaside landscape, from brightly colored foundation plantings around your patio or front door, to woody corners where shade-tolerant Hydrangeas like the “Limelight”…

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