True Or False? THE POPPY IS
A SYMBOL OF MEMORIAL DAY?
TRUE: In the battlefields of Europe, the red field poppy was one of the first plants to reappear. The seeds from the common red poppy were scattered in the wind lying dormant until germinating when the ground was disturbed amongst the fighting of World War 1.
The wearing of the poppy flower was customarily done on Memorial Day in the US. Now, the symbolism has evolved to include all veterans living and deceased, so poppies are also worn on Veteran’s Day.
Today, poppies symbolize more than the loss of life. They are a symbol of recovery and new life, particularly in support of the servicemen who survived the war but suffered from physical and psychological injury.
Growing Poppy Flower seeds can be a very enjoyable and rewarding hobby. The seeds can be easily germinated at home. While the ideal time to plant them is early fall and Spring, seeds can still be put in your gardens during late May to Early June.
What a wonderful and colorful tribute to all the brave men and women on this Memorial Day weekend!
For help with your poppy planting or any other gardening needs, please call our talented and knowledgeable gardeners at 508-548-0911.
Raised Garden Beds are for Aesthetics only?
True or False?
FALSE! The are many benefits to raised garden beds and they are ideal for growing small plots of flowers, vegetables, and herbs. Raised garden beds tend to provide good drainage compared to ground level gardens and provide a more comfortable and custom working level. They also allow you a head start in the spring by warming the soil earlier and keep pathway weeds out of your beds. Gardeners are re-discovering the very old technique of raised beds.
Want to add beauty to your gardens? Call or email us today to set up an appointment with Josh, our Maintenance Manager. Josh has several styles that he is offering this season. One of his favorites ( not pictured) is based on a century-old design made from a premium New England Cedar and built to last for many years with its mortise-and-tenon design. Call us today 508-548-0911.
True or False: Pansies can sing??
Answer: False! However, movie fans may remember Disney’s animated adaption of Alice in Wonderland featured a chorus of singing pansies.
Spring is a great time of the year to put in annual flowering plants, and one of the favorites for those of us in New England are pansies. For bursting early spring color in your yard and garden the time to plant them is now upon us. They do exceptionally well in garden beds, planters, and boxes. Mixed with other cool weather flowers, you will be the envy of your neighbors!
Call our expert gardener Kathy for help from our gardening team with any of your Early Spring Gardening needs. 508-517-0546
April Showers Alone Bring May Flowers – True or False?
False: April is typically a wet month on Cape Cod. Plants usually do not have to worry about having enough water in the spring to start growing and producing flowers. However, the temperature is equally if not the most important ingredient in dictating flowering times.
So now that April is here and Spring has finally sprung it is a great time to get your yard in tip-top shape for summer. One of the first things on your list, if you have not already done so, should be to take your spring cleaning outdoors! It is time to get rid of the leaves, branches, and winter debris. Your spring clean-up should also include weeding, and finishing up pruning and preparing your shrubs and trees. Early Spring is also an ideal time to plant trees and shrubs.
Planting now gives trees and shrubs ample time to get established.
We are still accepting new clients for Spring Cleanups and lawn maintenance service for our 2019 season. Give us a call and let us help you create the back yard you have always dreamed of. 508-548-0911