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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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Patio Garden Make-Over Blends Old with New

Patio Garden Make-Over Blends Old with New

Posted on Oct 23, 2015 | 0 comments

Here’s one of my recently completed projects – a patio garden make-over after a kitchen and family room renovation. I love it when existing clients call me when they are doing a renovation. I already know their garden style, family lifestyle, how they use and enjoy their landscape, color palette, and the land’s orientation to sun and shadow. (Of course,...

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Stunning Perennial and Shrub Combinations

Stunning Perennial and Shrub Combinations

Posted on Jun 2, 2015 | 1 comment

Often gardeners grow really beautiful plants well, but they don’t look like much. That’s because they’re just randomly plunked in the garden or at look that way. Gardeners don’t think about creating stunning perennial and shrub combinations. Usually it’s because the flowering perennial or shrub lacks a contrasting background...

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How to Deadhead Perennials.

How to Deadhead Perennials.

Posted on Aug 6, 2014 | 0 comments

Ask the Green Thumb  Garden Tutorial Series:  Latest Short video answering a common gardening questions posted by readers in the Boston/Metro-West area. How to Deadhead Perennials? frequently asked by gardeners–especially new ones!   When you remove spent blossoms your garden instantly looks better. A bonus is that many plants will bloom a second...

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