Cape Cod is famous for many splendors-- beaches, fried clams and lobster rolls, charming architecture and sharks. But it's also renowned for the beauty of its gardens.
As an enthusiastic gardener, the most common question I get from my Cape Cod home buyers is, how do you prune hydrangeas? Enter the Cape Cod Garden Academy, a new youtube playlist I began with my smart friend, Megan Moreland of Harwich, a graduate of the prestigious School of Landscape Architecture at Cornell University.
Megan and I explore the many beautiful plants available to our Zone 7 climate, and the best way to care for them. Our eight-month growing season insures month after month of color and texture outdoors. I hope you'll also get the sense that we don't take ourselves too seriously. Fun should vastly win out over frustration when you're digging in the dirt.
A few years ago, an airbnb guest from the U.K. remarked that "Everything is so beautiful here", referring to the colorful Cape Cod gardens. "Why is that?" How interesting, I thought, that a native of England, home to some of the most beautiful gardens of the world, would take note of what we have on the Cape and ask why it's all so perfect?
Enjoy our first three segments below. And if you have a gardening question, or an idea for an upcoming segment, write me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or send a tweet to @MaureenGreenCC. As Megan states in the inaugural video, there's plenty of beautiful color ahead.