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Boston Design Guide likes our graduated terrace in Boston’s charming South End. This has always been one of our favorite projects for it’s simple yet elegant intimacy. Perfect for a quiet evening by the grill, or entertaining friends before a night out.
Our very own senior landscape designer, Tom Wilhelm, was awarded the Association of Professional Landscape Designers 2016 Designer of the Year at the annual APLD International Design Conference in Santa Fe, NM. Tom also received a 2016 Chapter Service Award. Congratualtions Tom, we’re so proud.
Fireplaces vs. fire pits – the debate continues. Tom Wilhelm gives his advice on choosing which is right for your outdoor space, and the pros/cons of gas and wood options, in this Boston Globe article.
Another exciting spotlight on a Blade of Grass and our work, this one from the May/June issue of New England Home (pdf). Jim speaks with Lisa Harrison about his passion for design, the success of a Blade of Grass, and the amazing work he’s done with his very own property in Wayland, MA. Also included is a photo gallery highlighting Jim’s circa-1811 farmhouse and barn and their surrounding gardens, patio, and entryway.
Nothing beats a seaside view. New England Home (pdf) apparently agrees and has featured yet another of our properties in their Special Focus: Landscape Design 2016 issue. The waterfront residence in Duxbury is busy poolside gatherings and family entertainment. Writer Paula M. Bodah notes the combination of hydrangeas, dogwoods, and arborvitaes allow for full blooms throughout the summer and the hardscaping protects from the ocean winds.
Our Brookline Brownstone property gets the spotlight in this month’s Traditional Home (pdf). Walk through the iron gate to a Checkerboard Garden, where patterned pavers lead past a circular flower bed.
Blade designer, Heather Lashbrook Jones reviewed a few essential tasks every New England homeowner should take when preparing their homes (and gardens) for winter. Tips include cutting perennials, properly tying shrubs and boxwoods, servicing your irrigation systems and more. It’s quick read, but worth the effort if you’re serious about protecting one of your most valuable investments. Check out the entire post at Boston Design Guide.
Gardens are not only good for the soul, they can also be (growing) mind. Pith + Vigor blog highlights one of our Newton designs, with an educational perspective.