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The Massachusetts Horticultural Society's Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees @ Elm Bank | Massachusetts Horticultural Society

Looking for some winter fun? The Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Festival of Trees and Snow Village is a great day out for both children and adults alike. This event takes place from November 29 – December 15, 2019 at Mass Hort’s The Gardens at Elm Bank in Wellesley, MA. The Festival of Trees, displayed in the Hunnewell Building, […]
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Wellesley Gardeners Guild

Deck the Halls Raffle | Wellesley Gardeners Guild

Those beautiful window boxes and platers you see at the Wellesley Post Offices and Free Library? They’re the work of the Wellesley Gardeners’ Guild – a small and very dedicated group of local volunteers. To support these projects, the non-profit is selling tickets to their annual “Deck the Halls” raffle. Each ticket is $20 and only 300 […]
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Boston Design Guide - Belmont Carriage House

History in the Making | Boston Design Guide

Our Belmont Carriage House project is getting noticed – a winner of the 2019 APLD Award for Residential Design, and this month a nod from Boston Design Guide. Architect Patrick Ahearn and our own Jim Douthit are featured in the article which includes several great shots of the property and dive into the strategy they […]
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Flower-free Gardens | Boston Design Guide

Flower-free Gardens | Boston Design Guide

Believe it or not, not every garden needs flowers. In fact, we’ve designed and installed many beautiful properties throughout the Boston area that feature only natural grasses, shrubs, and stone. Yes, it requires a thoughtful design to make these elements harmonize without the expected colors and textures of the traditional flower gardens, but our clients […]
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The Trustees - Boston Community Gardens‎ - Jamaica Plain Garden Tour

Jamaica Plain Garden Tour | The Trustees – Boston Community Gardens

Join The Trustees – Boston Community Gardens this Saturday (July 20th) for a peek into private gardens in lovely Jamaica Plain. After a wonderful launch last year, the Second Annual Jamaica Plain Garden Tour features a new selection of lush, expansive private gardens in the Pondside neighborhood of Jamaica Plain. This year’s sites range from small DIY […]
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Sizzling Outdoor Kitchen Designs | Boston Design Guide

Sizzling Outdoor Kitchen Designs | Boston Design Guide

Looking for some professional advice regarding outdoor kitchens? Our Heather Lashbrook Jones sat down with the folks at Boston Design Guide to discuss a few of her favorite tips – from stone selection to the use of levels to create interest and a seamless flow. There many other great ideas included in their post, so be […]
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50 Backyard Landscaping Ideas

50 Backyard Landscaping Ideas | The Spruce

Check out our “Woodland Garden” property and several other design-inspirations featured on the everything home website TheSpruce.com. Their “backyard as a living space” mantra completely aligns with ours, and it’s fun to see so many different paths (pun intended) to achieve that goal. Explore the 50 landscaping examples that show how a backyard can be […]
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Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour

Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour | Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club

Join us for the Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour this Saturday (May 4) presented by the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club. You’ll get a n up-close look at six of Wellesley’s most stunning homes, highlighting a variety of styles and concepts in design. This year’s tour guests will meet the creative forces behind the houses and […]
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APLD's 2019 Silver Award for Residential Design

Belmont Carriage House Wins APLD’s Silver Award for Residential Design | APLD

a Blade of Grass has been awarded APLD’s 2019 Silver Award for Residential Design for the design and installation of our “Belmont Carriage House” property. The APLD International Landscape Design Awards Program honors excellence in landscape design. Projects in eight different categories are judged on the basis of difficulty, craftsmanship, attention to detail and execution. We are, obviously, […]
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