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Decluttering Your Garden

Decluttering Your Garden

Posted on May 4, 2019 | 0 comments

Marie Kondo’s method for decluttering your house works for your garden too. While Reading her book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up  I realized I’ve been using my own version for decades for designing landscapes, coaching gardeners, and teaching classes. Turns out that the word “clutter” easily replaces the word ...

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Modern Farmhouse Gardens

Modern Farmhouse Gardens

Posted on Apr 24, 2019 | 0 comments

The style, Modern Farmhouse, could be described as a mix of old and new. Textures, comfort, natural materials from antique to industrial, yet spare on accessories describes both the interior design and  landscape design style. Wooden arbors, regional stone used for fieldstone steps and walls, and contemporary planters create the elements. Plant color...

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Learn Planting Design in my January Class

Learn Planting Design in my January Class

Posted on Jan 5, 2018 | 0 comments

Make winter fun! Join me in my January class and learn planting design. Register at www.MassHort.org Designing the Winter Landscape When: Wednesday January 17 & 24, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Where: The Gardens at Elm Bank – Cheney Room Maria von Brincken will help you design an outdoor space that uses texture, color, and mass planting to...

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Make a ‘Paperwhite’ Narcissus Flowering Winter Centerpiece

Make a ‘Paperwhite’ Narcissus Flowering Winter Centerpiece

Posted on Nov 12, 2016 | 0 comments

Ah, Saturday morning. It’s a frosty start in mid-November and a perfect time to plant ‘Paperwhite’ bulbs for indoor flowering. And, make a fall and later flowering winter centerpiece.  Planted now, they’ll  bloom in late December and perfume your house, too. Last week I popped into my local garden center and bought ten...

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How to Arrange Summer Annuals in Containers

How to Arrange Summer Annuals in Containers

Posted on Sep 9, 2016 | 0 comments

Colorful containers play a starring role in my garden, but especially this summer with New England’s prolonged drought.  It was time for an “end-of-summer refresh” for two key containers. Surprisingly the drought this summer hasn’t affected my garden’s seeming lushness. Right plant in the right place is key here and good soil. However, one effect of...

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