An Antidote to Winter’s Blahs

Photo: Maria von Brincken copyright 2012

New England midwinter and I find myself contemplating the snow patterns on the roof.  Wondering how I can use the patterns I see in my current design work.  No brain storm to date.  But understanding the fascination drove me to my local garden center seeking some intense new color for my winter weary soul.

Photo: Maria von Brincken copyright 2013

Voila!  These cyclamen did the trick! Unfortunately the tag doesn’t tell me the variety but the intense pinky red drew me to them. Ah…now perhaps I can finish that planting plan knowing that color in the garden will return. If you need the same relief they’re usually available in a medium and light pink and red. Cyclamen provide just the antidote to the winter weary eyes!


About the author:

Maria creates beautiful designs that transform your home landscape and adds to your life. You will enjoy it every day all the while the improvements increases the value of your home. Maria von Brincken APLD, an award winning and certified designer, offers complete landscape services: master plans, distinctive and original garden designs, consultation and construction. She creates beautiful spaces that include hard surface landscaping solutions such as walkways, driveways, walls, and color waves of great planting combinations, lighting, and more. Please call or email for an appointment to start the design process.  978 443 4540 or

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