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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.
Old House Online tells the story of how an avid gardener and a Blade of Grass reworked a streetside urban plot in Brookline to create private “rooms” along with lawns and perennial beds—while honoring the scale of the big old house.
Our very own Jim Douthit reveals his Wayland Farmhouse makeover, with special attention to the driveway and four-season plantings. Special thanks to the author, Rochelle Greayer for this amazing feature on Martha Stewart’s website.
We share a few tips with Boston Design Guide for making the most of landscape lighting. When done well, landscape lighting can transform your outdoor space, and allow you to enjoy your garden throughout the evening, especially in the months where daylight is short. Check out the quick blog they posted that highlights our work.
Our “urban secret” APLD Gold Award winner is featured in this month’s Design New England (pdf).This long term project, spanning over three years, turned a neglected Brookline corner property into a formal English country estate garden, or at least, the illusion of one.
Every space, large or small, has the potential to delight. Garden Design Online posted a nice write up featuring one of our recent “mosdest” designs in Boston’s South End. An outdoor fireplace allows the townhouse owners to enjoy the space well into the New England evenings, and a relaxing water feature masks the sounds of the busy neighborhood. View the entire post to read more about this hidden urban treasure.
It’s always nice to be recognized by our local publications. This month Kyle Hoepner, of New England Home, noted a container arrangement we had posted on Houzz. Thanks Kyle. If you haven’t explored both of these online resources we highly recommend. There’s no shortage of inspiration, and both make it far too easy to spend hours collecting ideas and admiring the work of so many talented designers. Enjoy!
a Blade of Grass designer Heather Lashbrook Jones and a Wellesley property are featured in this month’s Wellesley Weston Magazine. The topic – the Hills Garden Club of Wellesley Garden Tour. Heather discusses her strategy for a identifying the right design perspective and notes the need to understand how the owners plan to engage with their property. Read more about the tour and be sure to attend – there’s so much to see and enjoy.