Summer and cape cod go together so well that many
vacation homes are landscaped for that season alone. But
autumn is arguably the most beautiful time of year on the Cape,
and more and more, people are relaxing at their second homes
well past Labor Day. The water is still warm, the light is golden,
the stores, restaurants, and beaches are less crowded, the pace is more relaxed. What’s not to like?
“Fall is longer here. We get an extra half season,” says landscape designer Paul Miskovsky of Miskovsky Landscaping Inc. in Falmouth, Massachusetts, the Upper Cape town kissed by the Gulf Stream waters of both
Vineyard Sound and Buzzards Bay. “Our Indian summers are fantastic!”
A Cape Cod native and year-round resident, Miskovsky designs gardens that work long after the region’s ubiquitous hydrangeas lose their summer blues. While still a teenager, he helped legendary garden guru Alan C.