LANDSCAPING and GARDEN CENTER
WEST TISBURY, MA
Established on Martha's Vineyard for over thirty years, Vineyard Gardens provides skilled, year-round property landscaping for West Tisbury, MA, and surrounding communities. We are dedicated to maintaining our enduring relationships with our clients, and we strive to create unique and verdant gardens that reflect the island's landscapes with natural beauty. As a full-service design, installation and property maintenance company, and in collaboration with our knowledgeable Vineyard Gardens nursery staff, we are the island resource for horticultural care in all areas of the garden.
Contact us for our full-service landscape management services.
BLOOMING IN THE NURSERY
PLANT OF THE WEEK : ROSES 20% off
GARDEN TIPS OF THE WEEK : HYDRANGEAS
by Chris and Chuck Wiley
Now is the time to prune all dead stems from your Hydrangea macrophylla, sometimes referred to as blue mop head hydrangeas. Any inner stems that are dead as well as dead tips should be pruned off. This type of hydrangea blooms on the tips of last years growth. Do not prune the green living tips or you will cut off the flower buds. Do not prune them in early spring or you won’t get any flowers.
Panicle hydrangeas, the white ones that bloom later and into the fall, are the only ones that bloom at the tips of the new growth. Those should have been pruned in early spring when they first started growing. Too late to prune now.
Lace cap hydrangeas, oak leaf hydrangeas and climbing hydrangeas all bloom on last years growth so only prune out the dead stems.
Hydrangeas do really well on the Vineyard. The panicle hydrangeas can take the most sun. The others would rather be in some afternoon shade. Plant lots of hydrangeas. They are terrific!
Tuesdays: SENIOR DAY 20% OFF EVERYTHING
Wednesdays: LADIES DAY 20% OFF ANNUALS and PERENNIALS
Thursdays: GENTLEMAN'S DAY 20% OFF BAGGED MATERIALS
Daily: ISLANDERS WITH ISLAND CARDS 10% OFF (must show card)
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EDUCATIONAL LINK: UMass Extension/ Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry Program's informative and educational newsletter. http://ag.umass.edu/landscape/newsletters/hort-notes/hort-notes-2017-vol-282
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