Flower Portraits

Posted by on Jul 15, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Flower Portraits

Flowers draw us in. Closer, so we can see the details and enjoy our senses awakening. These flower portraits share what I see. The textural variation of color, form, light, and shadow pleases our tactile and visual senses. Fragrance, birdsong and leaf rustle, activate smell and hearing. If you eat the daylilies, taste. The following flower portraits engaged my attention in my home gardens and ones I designed. Experiencing these plants took me into the realm of awesome....

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Making a Dream (Plan) Real

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Making a Dream (Plan) Real

The dream starts at the first client meeting. And the landscape plan maps it. Then the installation begins to make the dream real. Below are some images from a landscape I’m working with. Last fall we constructed a curving perimeter stone wall with an arbor entry and installed the Knoll and Rock Sitting Gardens. Now the fieldstone steps were just installed yesterday. The stone foundation Veneer earlier. Working on the patio. Meanwhile the planting were delivered this morning. Here’s some random images from the...

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BUILD Magazine Award for Best Residential Landscape Design

Posted by on Apr 19, 2018 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

BUILD Magazine Award for Best Residential Landscape Design

BUILD Magazine has announced winners of the 2018 Landscaping and Gardening Awards.       Maria von Brincken Landscape Garden Design Best for Residential Landscape Design 2018 – Middlesex County The 2018 Landscaping and Gardening Awards pays homage to those who create the picturesque vistas and accentuate nature’s beauty through thoughtfully designed gardens, parks and outdoor spaces while protecting inhabitants and the eco system alike. Discussing the awards, Kaven Cooper, Awards Coordinator commented: “As the seasons change, the...

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City Shapes

Posted by on Mar 16, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

City Shapes

As seen walking to and from my...

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Great ideas from Boston Flower Show

Posted by on Mar 16, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Great ideas from Boston Flower Show

More photos to inspire or inform that caught my...

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Images from the Boston Flower & Garden Show

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Images from the Boston Flower & Garden Show

Wandering among the exhibits before I speak today on “Color Gardens”, I snapped some images of design elements that illustrate concepts for my clients. Here are a...

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Places to Inspire

Posted by on Jan 28, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Places to Inspire

Whatever your daily trek, we all need places to inspire us. Places that ask us to pause, breathe deep, and rediscover our connections. Nature leads me to that place of discovery. And, a direct inspiration for my work. It’s the patterns, patterns of interconnection, that most interest me. Shapes of plant colonies intersecting with others catch my eye. Or the color shapes of light and shadow on water–whether pond or puddle. It might be ice sparkling in sun or the color of shadow created by trees or rocks. It’s always in the...

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Learn Planting Design in my January Class

Posted by on Jan 5, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Learn Planting Design in my January Class

Make winter fun! Join me in my January class and learn planting design. Register at www.MassHort.org Designing the Winter Landscape When: Wednesday January 17 & 24, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Where: The Gardens at Elm Bank – Cheney Room Maria von Brincken will help you design an outdoor space that uses texture, color, and mass planting to create visual interest throughout the winter. Winter gardens also create a backdrop for seasonal flower gardens. Featuring our Bressingham Garden, her design work, and others, Maria will...

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An Arbor Creates Magic

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

An Arbor Creates Magic

Today the arbor was installed. Instant magic moving towards this garden’s...

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Fall Container Planting Ideas

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Fall Container Planting Ideas

It’s the time of year we swap out summer annuals and create a harvest or fall theme.  These fall container planting ideas show arrangements that carry past Thanksgiving in the Northeast. Plants include ornamental kale ( both large and small varieties) , pansies,  a “grass”, that won’t die at the first hard frost, and a mini pumpkin. And, of course, an aster and a mum for right now. Consider a planting idea using rhododendron branches pruned from the garden with good silk branches of colorful leaves and berries. A happy...

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