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There are very few slow days at a Blade of Grass – we're busy designing and maintaining Boston's most beautiful properties. Below are some of the recent highlights of our work, design awards, local events, Blade happenings and press mentions. For more Blade news, be sure to follow us out on Facebook and Instagram.
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We’re (even more) Social | Instagram

There’s no denying Instagram is the place to be for sharing a story. So we’ve (finally) created our very own account and hope you’ll add us to yours. You can check out daily shots of our crew, office antics, and of course, the properties we’re transforming throughout the Boston area. We’d love to hear your comments and wouldn’t mind a few likes too. Add us @ instagram.com/abladeofgrass_llc.

Giving Back to Heifer International, charity

Chickens for Charity | Heifer International

Each year a Blade of Grass makes a year-end donation to Heifer International – a charitable organization that supplies livestock and training to struggling communities throughout the world. We base our contribution on the number of word-of-mouth referrals we receive. For 2017 our contribution is: 22 flocks of chickens and 4 goats. If you aren’t familiar with Heifer, please visit their website to learn more. Obviously, we’re big fans.

houzz service award 2018

Best Client Satisfaction Award 2018 | Houzz

We’re excited to announce that a Blade of Grass has been awarded “Best Of Client Satisfaction 2018” from Houzz, a leading platform for home remodeling and design. This award holds special meaning for us as we take great pride in the close relationships we form with our clients – many have been with us since our start almost 25 years ago!  If you haven’t already, be sure to see our portfolios and featured articles on Houzz and leave your feedback. Be sure to also see our other awards.

Lamson Park in Weston, MA

Friends of Lamson Park | Weston, MA

a Blade of Grass is proud to be a “Community Friend” for Lamson Park in Weston, a new playground in the town center. This project is the result of hard work and contributions from throughout the community, and one that will continue to give back for generations to come. Be sure to stop by if you’re in the neighborhood and enjoy the new playground.

Wellesley Marketplace 2017 - Wellesley, MA

41st Annual Wellesley Marketplace | Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club

The Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club (WHJWC) is hosting their 41st Annual Wellesley Marketplace on Saturday, November 11th at the Wellesley High School. It’s a great place to find those unique holiday gifts and proceeds from the event help fund need-based scholarships for high school students and grants to Wellesley-based community groups. Available wares include gourmet foods, handmade jewelry, artwork, crafts, and clothing from over 200 vendors and artisans. You can buy tickets now and also enter to win several awesome prizes donated by local businesses (that’s us!).

news - wcvb 5 for good hope in bloom gardens for cancer patients - heather lashbrook jones

Hope in Bloom on “5 for Good” | WCVB Channel 5 Boston

Boston’s WCVB’s “5 for Good” focuses it’s camera on Hope in Bloom, the Dedham-based non-profit that builds and maintains gardens throughout Massachusetts at the homes of patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Blade’s Heather Lashbrook Jones volunteered her time for this Lexington project and speaks with reporter/anchor Erika Tarantal about the design process (video). We’ve mentioned Hope in Bloom in previous posts and look forward to working with their amazing team on many gardens to come. Please take moment to learn more about there mission and consider donating your time or resources to help those in need.

wayland farmhouse garden

Shade-Loving Hostas Shine in the Garden | Houzz

We absolutely love hostas! With so many shapes, textures and hues, they’re truly the workhorse of gardens around the world. Check out our featured properties and you’ll see them put to use in almost every design. Houzz thinks they’re pretty awesome too and have included one of our properties in their latest “all about hostas” blog post. Read more to discover why so many gardeners keep these amazing plants in their design toolbox.

Wellesley Hills, MA - Hydrangea trees in the peak of summer blooming create a beautiful backdrop for outdoor dining.

Bringing the Indoors Outdoors | Wellesley Weston Magazine

Jim discusses with Wellesley Weston Magazine‘s Patty Lenz Bovie the ins and outs of creating the perfect outdoor living space. Among his suggestions are an awareness of the room’s accessibility, incorporating multiple levels in order to define the area, mixing it up when it comes to visual elements, and finding the right mix of plantings and hardscaping. Read the entire article to see what Jim, and several other local designers, offer as their landscaping advice.

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