What is a proper garden? Well for starters...
It isn't how it LOOKS. It's how you LIVE.
Most people call us because they have a nagging feeling they could live better. We serve as a bridge, reconnecting you with nature. First, the architecture of your home will drive the style and scale of your gardens. Within that harmonizing structure, we'll combine your own, unique color preferences to create a constant succession of bloom. We ensure in every plant combination that as spring blooms are fading, summer blooms come on, followed by fall foliage and evergreen winter gardens. This year-round ebb and flow of color will feed your inborn, human instinct to celebrate each season. In short - it will be a haven - not only for you, but for family and friends, as well as endangered birds, butterflies, and bees. As you repair the planet one garden at a time, you'll repair yourself a little too. A proper garden is, by nature, restorative. It invites you to stroll, even with your eyes, from the windows and doors of your home. You will cherish and anticipate the reappearance each year of certain plants - forming new appreciation for their habits, fragrances, colors, textures, foliage, and flowers. And this isn't your neighbor's landscape. In proper gardens, individual plants aren't dotted around, separated by large quantities of wooden mulch. Instead, single varieties are staged in large, arresting groups. The dense planting technique requires more plants per square foot, but achieves greater impact. It is also smart from a maintenance standpoint. Where a desired plant is growing – weeds can’t find the light to germinate. A proper garden is top-dressed in compost each year. As compost breaks down, it feeds plants naturally, so that no artificial fertilizers are needed. Unlike wooden mulch, it only attracts beneficial insects. Compost promotes a healthy, non-toxic environment for people, pets, and wildlife - and also insulates plants from wind and temperature extremes and moisture loss. Sustainability is achieved. Some people think of garden-building as a form of exterior decorating. And while it is true that good gardens have curb appeal, this is just a by-product of a more important achievement. A proper garden is not about how it LOOKS – but how you LIVE.
Your proper garden will be unique to you and your home. Please see examples from other, special clients on our Gallery page.
Formal Historic / Period-inspired Gardens, Parterres, Cottage Gardens, Embroidery Gardens, Knot Gardens, Chicken Keeping Gardens, Privacy Screens, Vegetable Gardens, Fast Gardens, Bulb Selection, Tunnels, Cutting Gardens, Paths, Perennial Borders, Estate Gardens, Mailbox Gardens, Pasture Planning, Labyrinths, Mazes, Sustainable / Drought-Tolerant Gardens, Children's Gardens, and Side Yards.
Landscape Design, Landcape Installation, Garden Coaching, Garden Speaking and Garden Writing -Serving New England, including but not limited to: Ashland MA, Auburn MA, Berlin MA, Bolton MA, Boxboro MA, Boxborough MA, Boylston MA, Cape Cod MA, Concord MA, Holden MA, Hopkinton MA, Leicester MA, Lexington MA, Littleton MA, Northboro MA, Northborough MA, Paxton MA, Princeton MA, Shrewsbury MA, Southboro MA, Southborough MA, Spencer MA, Sterling MA, Sudbury MA, Walpole MA, Wayland MA, Wellesley MA, West Boylston MA, Westboro MA, Westborough MA, Weston MA, Worcester MA.