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Our Origin Story | Boston Voyager

Jim Douthit sits with Boston Voyager to highlight his path from Hawaii to Boston and recount the humble beginnings of a Blade of Grass. An innate love of gardens, a few key connections, a lot of hard work, and two-plus decades later, the company has designed Boston’s most beautiful properties. To read the entire interview […]
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Wedding Worthy Backyards | Boston Design Guide

It’s wedding season and Boston Design Guide has a quick look at a few backyard options for the big day, including one of our properties. As designers we always consider it a high honor when our clients host an event as special as a wedding in their own gardens. If you’re in the throes of […]
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Boston South End Rooftop Oasis | Boston Design Guide

This week the spotlight is on “Urban Edens” and Boston Design Guide has included one of our Boston South End rooftop gardens in their list of inspirational designs. Noted are the use and variety of colorful containers, creative screening, and “park-like” vibe. There are several of other great examples of city oases featured throughout the article, so […]
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A Weston Backyard Transformation | Boston Design Guide

Boston Design Guide has nice write-up of our recent backyard transformation in Weston, MA. Featuring bluestone paving, an outdoor kitchen, a fire pit and a sparkling pool and spa, they describe the property redo as an “elevated playground” – and we think that sums it up nicely. Check out the article and leave a comment if you like […]
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Glorious Gardens: Riverside Farmhouse | Boston Design Guide

Another call-out for Jim’s showcase Wayland Farmhouse – from Boston Design Guide. In celebration of “summer’s lush greenscapes and bountiful blooms”, the Guide’s Sandy Giardi highlights seven of Boston’s most notable properties, walking us through each while paying special attention to what makes them so special to their owners.
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10 Outdoor Fireplace and Firepit Designs for Fall | Boston Design Guide

Nothing is more quintisentially New England Fall than relaxing by a beautiful outdoor fireplace on a cool evening. In honor of the season, Boston Design Guide has featured one of our favorite properties in their recent 10 Outdoor Fireplace and Firepit Designs for Fall article. Be sure to see all the great ideas and examples […]
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Winter Preperations - Boston Design Guide

How to Prepare Your Home for Winter | Boston Design Guide

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 […]
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