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Late Fall Farm House Borders & Meadow

Late Fall Farm House Borders & Meadow

Posted on Nov 1, 2019 | 0 comments

It’s late October. Ornamental native grasses mixed with seedpods, late flowering white Boltonia, and varied foliage colors rule the meadow. In the house borders, Sedum “Autumn Joy” provides color combined with the lingering silver grey foliage of Russian Sage, Achillea, and the silvery fronds of the dwarf Fountain Grass.  “October ...

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Farm House Meadow & Borders

Farm House Meadow & Borders

Posted on Jul 21, 2019 | 0 comments

Year two: The pollinator wildflower meadow is taking off while the house gardens fill in.The two gardens share some of the same plants so they connect visually and create a sense of abundance.These are happy gardens.                     The meadow is wilder and seemly more randomly planted. The really tall...

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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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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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Front Foundation Planting Gets A Facelift

Front Foundation Planting Gets A Facelift

Posted on Jun 30, 2016 | 0 comments

  Sometimes plantings get overgrown, tired, or the current design doesn’t work. They need a face-lift, or a re-design. The front foundation plantings, in this case, were not only overgrown, but they hid a beautiful real stone facade at the front door. The composition of this left side foundation planting didn’t really work with the right...

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