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Front Foundation Planting Gets A Facelift

Front Foundation Planting Gets A Facelift

Posted on Jun 30, 2016 | 0 comments

  Sometimes plantings get overgrown, tired, or the current design doesn’t work. They need a face-lift, or a re-design. The front foundation plantings, in this case, were not only overgrown, but they hid a beautiful real stone facade at the front door. The composition of this left side foundation planting didn’t really work with the right...

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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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Arranging Foliage for Colorful Winter Containers

Arranging Foliage for Colorful Winter Containers

Posted on Dec 7, 2013 | 2 comments

Here in New England, our gardens and entries can get pretty  bleary as December slides into the Winter Solstice.  We know that the March Equinox is a long psychological distance until we might see some color in the landscape. In my garden it’s the early blooming Witch Hazel (Hamamelis) often in February. For weeks now, intent on noticing any color in...

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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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