2.15.2014

Weekend Wishes




Succulent, non-succulent  and a mixture of both.........all keeping the same color way.

Wishing each and everyone a restful weekend.

If you would like to add a more Classical feel to your garden please contact me for further information at mwhite841@verizon.net

2.14.2014

I Heart Succulents



My love affair with succulents continues.


 Spilling over in planters, tucked into the cracks of an old wall...or new wall...randomly edging a drive, gracing the base of a staircase, hugging a boulder or urn...urns in planting beds, always a plus for me....
All viewed up close and personal to appreciate there shape, texture and color...how succulents should be viewed, all creating the special little magic a garden sometimes needs.

So needless to say I was more than thrilled to come across a ABC das Suculentas. A blog out of Brazil, that shares my love and appreciation for all things succulent. Not only will you find design tips , but also a amazing amount of growing how 2s






all images abc das suculentas

Wishing You True Love and Chocolate On This Day of Love

If you would like to add a more Classical feel to your garden please contact me for further information at mwhite841@verizon.net

2.11.2014

A Garden In Brookline

A testament to the fact that a garden is a living organism which evolves over time.
Wonderful work by the landscape architectural firm of Matthew Cunningham, LA
Simple clean design, simple mass planted color pallet.
I love the "abandoness" of the house and grounds. 




















 


 



  All photos Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design

If you would like to add a more Classical feel to your garden please contact me for further information at mwhite841@verizon.net

2.07.2014

2.06.2014

A Cultural Landscape

The colors of Cuba, faded , languid, lush, electric, and fluid. An elegance of a bygone era still alive in Michael Eastman's photos of a cultural landscape no longer. 















Greens, blues and golds, botanical, aged and decayed creating a garden of a different sort. Definitely on my bucket list.

2.05.2014

Hydrangeas Demystified

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 Looking out at yet another snow day here in the Northeast it is has become truly difficult for me to keep my sanity let alone my sense of humor.  I am just not a snow person and the older I get the less amused I am. 

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  I so long for Spring and to get started on the renovation of our rear property line.  Over the years things have died from one misfortune or another and well "it is time", "no excuses", just "do it". 
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What I have in mind, rather than replace the last of the standing White Pine, will be to add Hollies as well as Hydrangeas all contained within a curving hedge of Boxwood.
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 But which Hydrangea to use?  I love so many and want to keep the design as simple and elegant as possible.......... I have always favored mass plantings of a single variety, I feel it adds to the strength of the design and in turn lets the structure of the plan take center stage......
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So once again  Proven Winners   to the rescue.  They have a wonderful site as well as charts on which, what and where, and  never  disappoint.  Not only are they a great source for Hydrangeas but any flowering shrub as well as perennials and annuals.  A great go to source for the novice gardener as well as someone more experienced.  Time and again I have specified Proven Winners  to clients for not only a great plant, but an easy to navigate informative website.
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and now to decide on the Hydrangea..........