Flower Garden for All Seasons & Pollinators

Posted by on Jul 29, 2022 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Flower Garden for All Seasons & Pollinators

A Client writes: Garden design by Maria von Brincken. Planted May 2022. Flower Gardens start with a Plan & a Vision This past May we shaped beds and planted my Landscape Design that was created the previous fall. Working with Jim and Diane, the Plan for the Perimeter Flower Garden would embrace two sides of their property. The new garden connects visually with their beautiful existing gardens. It has winter interest and blooms from spring until frost. Pollinators and birds love the native shrubs & perennials. The sitting area invites...

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Shades of Inspiration

Posted by on Jun 24, 2022 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Shades of Inspiration

My Shade Garden Both retreat and design inspiration, my daily treks could easily be considered “forest bathing”. Quick strolls and lingering pauses help me absorb the garden as it is awakening my senses. Pausing in the garden also rests my brain, so active while I’m deep into design work creating landscapes and gardens. The drift of Pink Astilbe draws me in. Up close, the light shifts on the pink astilbe. Seen from another angle the pink astilbe combines with Hosta, daylily foliage, ‘Incredibal’ Hydrangea and...

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Your Brain Loves a Sitting Garden

Posted by on May 6, 2022 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Your Brain Loves a Sitting Garden

Swing in the Ferns Create a Sitting Garden and Rest Your Brain A bench or a chair creates the simplest of Sitting Gardens. The gardens I create are designed to invite you to pause and linger. Invite you to engage your senses. Even if just for a few minutes. Turns out that research indicates that the “pause” is important to rest you brain. Resting your brain allows you to process your experiences. Lingering and tuning into your senses invites your body to relax and breath deep. Sitting in the garden invites a...

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Reimaging Your Landscape & Gardens

Posted by on Mar 20, 2022 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Reimaging Your Landscape & Gardens

Landscape & Garden designed and implemented by Maria von Brincken. Image yourself pausing in this happy garden Just a few minutes on the way to or from somewhere. Image all your senses engaged. Surrounded by flower gardens, slowing down to hear the bees buzzing and the birds tweeting, scents of flowers, sun and the occasional breeze on your skin. Calm. Deep Breathing. Creating this Garden Moment Creating this happy place is my landscape design goal. Part of that goal is designing stone walls, paths, and patios. Other goals included...

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Dreaming of Meadows?

Posted by on Jan 3, 2022 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Dreaming of Meadows?

Ornamental Pollinator Meadow Garden in mid-July. Design: Maria von Brincken Learn how to design your own. Take my workshop class. Envious of the new American garden style? Want to use native grasses and flowers to attract pollinators? Small space or large, you’ll learn how to create your meadow garden. This workshop/class offers hands-on exercises. You’ll learn the techniques of layout, how to choose perennials for seasonal colorful flower waves, and be introduced to choice native meadow garden plants.Before class we’ll have you measure...

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Spring has sprung! Outdoor Living begins.

Posted by on Mar 17, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Spring has sprung! Outdoor Living begins.

I’d love to work with you to design your dream landscape. Back Dining PatioWelcoming Entry GardensA Pollinator Meadow GardenA Flower Garden that invites friends to your backyard.Walkway GardenNew Entry StepsEntertaining Pergola & DiningA Bench Swing Beckons You Create special places to gather with family and friends like an outdoor dining patio that seats 10! And, a welcoming entry garden that invites friends to your backyard cookout. Or, perhaps a pollinator meadow garden to help the environment. Maybe it’s a new flower...

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Lay-out Design begins with Creating the Winter Garden

Posted by on Feb 3, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Lay-out Design begins with Creating the Winter Garden

The Role Lay-out in Your Winter Garden The Winter Garden creates the bones or shapes the spaces you linger in or stroll by. It sets the stage for your spring, summer, and fall flower garden. The art of lay-out design to create drifts and masses, or crowds and individuals. Garden visits in winter offer a visual and spatial refresh. Texture and color contrasts soothe the human soul in need of renewal. Renew your senses. Take a winter stroll in your Garden. Stroll, meander, linger to experience what I call “Garden Bathing”. A...

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Stress Busting–Gardens do that. Empower yourself–Learn How

Posted by on Jan 11, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Stress Busting–Gardens do that. Empower yourself–Learn How

Winter Planting_Bressingham Garden_Massachusetts Horticulture Society Come learn with me! Design Your Winter Garden for Yourself. Below follows the catalogue description for my virtual workshop- type class via the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. (masshort.org) February 10 & 17th with a Bressingham Garden site visit February 11th. Empower yourself as you learn about how to make planting lay-outs and plant choices to make a winter garden design lay-out that will add visual interest to your front or back gardens. Later, the winter...

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Make Gardens You Love & Give You Joy

Posted by on Dec 14, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Make Gardens You Love & Give You Joy

To make gardens you love start by using plants that give you joy! For me, the abundant way the purple “Roxanne”, a perennial geranium, floats over the wall makes me happy. The contrast of its’ pale green rough edged leaves with the smooth variegated blades of the Iris adds textural and visual interest. Additionally, the perky contrast of the orangey-red coneflower adds vibrancy. Love the bold happy contrast of the pink mass of coneflower coupled with the long drift of white Shasta daisies. And, the filigree ornamental grass...

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Garden Design Love Story

Posted by on Dec 10, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Garden Design Love Story

Love the stone steps into my back shade garden. (Design & Photo C Maria von Brincken) Use What You Love I love gardens. All kinds of gardens.  And, I suspect that if you’re reading this, you do, too. Garden Design is more than my profession. Creating gardens that my clients love and that adds to their lives is my design intent. Recently, after pausing in my own garden to savor my rock steps in back shade garden, I found myself wondering  what exactly do I love in gardens? And, what (beyond certain plants) do my clients love in...

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