Maria von Brincken Landscape Garden Design

 - 978.460.1431

Navigation Menu

Masses of Yellow: Antidote to a Gloomy Day

Masses of Yellow: Antidote to a Gloomy Day

Posted on Apr 30, 2014 | 0 comments

Winter seems to be dragging along. It’s late April, but feels and looks like March. The antidote to the gloom appears to be the bright yellow of the massed planting of the Forsythia shrubs. It adds a glow to these driveway gardens that I designed when one psychologically needs it most–in the drab days of early spring. The daffodils in yellow...

Read More

September Time of Year

September Time of Year

Posted on Sep 19, 2013 | 0 comments

It’s mid September in New England–almost the Fall Equinox– the gardens are very dry and we’ve had several nights in the 40’s. We missed the frosts of the southern coast. Ornamental grasses, shrub roses, hydrangeas, summer annuals, and sedum are the stars of the late summer landscape. Highlights in my garden include the...

Read More

Rewards of Composting in a Small Space

Rewards of Composting in a Small Space

Posted on May 27, 2012 | 0 comments

Out the kitchen door, to the right off the landing, I’ve positioned the compost bin for easy access. I’m rewarded with views of my back garden and this one of my front.  It’s a view of the front I only see from this angle so it’s a treat. Today I was rewarded by pink dianthus (cheddar pinks ‘Firewitch’) and pink...

Read More

Spring Flowers Pull Me Outside

Spring Flowers Pull Me Outside

Posted on Apr 12, 2012 | 0 comments

Mid-day yesterday I finally got outside to see what I had been admiring all morning from my office window. Not the best time of day to photograph, but today it’s about what I can share.  And I can share my delight in the red tulips that capture my attention with their vivid cheerfulness.  Coupled with the magical blue of the Virginia Bluebells, the...

Read More

Creating Place, a unique ‘Home’ Place, and Solving Drainage Problems

Creating Place, a unique ‘Home’ Place, and Solving Drainage Problems

Posted on Nov 26, 2011 | 0 comments

Arriving at this home before this landscape renovation (see ‘before’ photo below), you may well wonder why this landscape needed renovation. After all, the lawn looks great and the plantings are okay. That’s it.  Just looked ok.  But the great lawn can’t make it a special place to live. Walking the path on a dry day, you may wonder...

Read More