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Maria von Brincken Teaches Color Gardens at Mass Hort

Maria von Brincken Teaches Color Gardens at Mass Hort

Posted on Jun 7, 2016 | 0 comments

Color Gardens: Learn to Create Three-Season Flower Gardens with Winter Appeal     In this three-session tutorial course Maria von Brincken, landscape designer, will teach you how to use color and plants to design gardens filled with color from flowers and foliage. You’ll learn how to create beautiful plant combinations that flower from spring to frost...

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Gardening at Dawn on a Summer-Like Day

Gardening at Dawn on a Summer-Like Day

Posted on May 29, 2016 | 0 comments

I love gardening at dawn on a summer morning. Cool enough to pull weeds, prune branches, deadhead, plant, lay mulch as I did this last weekend-of-May Sunday. Yet it’s warm enough for shorts and a tshirt. It’s a time of birdsong and quiet in the neighborhood. No noisy lawn mowers, leaf blowers, or power songs. Just the cool of the morning on my...

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October Colorful Shrubs in New England

October Colorful Shrubs in New England

Posted on Oct 23, 2015 | 0 comments

  Mid-October in New England is the time of colorful shrubs. The green leaves of summer respond to cool temperatures and short days. To the left, the burgundy hued foliage of the ‘Mariessi’ viburnums and the “just-starting-to turn” Oakleaf hydrangeas wear their fall colors while the pink ‘Knock Out’ shrub rose...

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A Leaf Lover’s Fall Foliage Combinations

A Leaf Lover’s Fall Foliage Combinations

Posted on Oct 12, 2013 | 0 comments

I’m loving our New England Autumn.  The leaves have been turning one by one– here and there– for weeks. Now it’s clumps of yellow, orange, and scarlet, and green gearing up to an amazing crescendo sometime soon. Here’s a few photos taken from my back garden. The garden’s fall  foliage design shows off. Enjoy. And while...

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Mellow August Garden

Mellow August Garden

Posted on Aug 12, 2013 | 1 comment

It’s August and the mid- season daylily party is over. Sitting in my shady retreat on the chaise on the patio I built under the deck, I’m enjoying the mellow August garden. A few of the late blooming hemerocallis varieties still contribute to the color, but the riot has ended. Stems have been clipped and composted, and a quieter but still...

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