Landscape Articles

Beautiful New England fall color from native plants

Native plants of the northeast have the best fall color in New England displaying a wide variety of reds, oranges and yellows. This shrub is extremely hardy, with foliage lasting through some of the winter.

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  • Another fragrant shrub- the Fothergilla plant

    Add an early bloomer to your yard for next spring!

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  • Ornamental Japanese Maple Tree for Your Garden

    One of the most versatile trees for almost any garden in New England, Japanese maple (Acer palmatum) exists in a multitude of forms that provide an endless choice of colors, sizes, and shapes. The most recognizable feature is the hand-shaped leaves, especially with its fall foliage colors of reds, purples, and greens. It varies in size from large shrub to small tree, but all have similar trunks that look great even in the leafless months of winter.

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  • Reblooming Shrub- Endless Summer Hydrangea

    Most hydrangeas bloom once and are done for the season. The Endless Summer, also known as All Summer Beauty Hydrangea, bears blossoms on new growth! This means you can enjoy the flowers several times each summer. The colorful blooms continuously surprise and brighten any yard or landscape. For gardeners in cold climates where winter damage prevents other hydrangeas from flowering, 'Endless Summer' ensures a spectacular show for the summer.

    The flowering shrub bears large, ball-shaped flower clusters in pink and blue in neutral soil and rich blue in acid soil. Beautiful green foliage provides a lush background to the opulent blooms. A deciduous shrub, great for cut flower arrangements for the household to enjoy!

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  • Shade Border Plants- Japanese Spurge

    One of the most important factors that play into landscape design is understanding the light conditions of a front, back or side yard. When selecting new plants to add to your yard, or moving existing ones around, it is necessary to fully know and understand the light patterns before starting.

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  • Red, White & Blue Hydrangeas

    Hydrangeas are one of the easiest shrubs to identify throughout Eastern Massachusetts. They are superb garden plants with an enormous diversity from evergreen climbers, to small deciduous trees with splendid masses of flowers, to lovely alpine shrubs covered with flowers with fall color. In general, hydrangeas are summer bloomers, easy to grown and maintain, and suitable for all kinds of soils. They come in a wide range of shapes and colors and have long lasting bloom times.

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  • Arbor Garden Design with Ramona Clematis

    Beautiful purple Ramona Clematis flowers are starting to cover fences and arbors throughout Eastern Massachuetts, and it is a sure sign summer has begun!

    The climbing flower vines, are most commmonly used for fence and arbor garden designs, but can also be used for a groundcover.

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  • What Are Invasive Plants in Massachusetts?

    Humans have continuously increased the rate of plant movements and introduced new plant species to Massachusetts for many years. Most introduced plants do not threaten our native plant and animal communities, but some non-native plants spread rapidly in our natural areas, thrive in a variety of habitats, and are difficult to remove or control. With the exception of direct habitat destruction, these invasive specifics pose the greatest threat to the native biodiversity of Massachusetts.

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  • Outdoor Living Designs- Outdoor Kitchens in Massachusetts

    Thank you to Dianne Aucello for contributing this article to our blog! If you live in the Boston area check out Edesia Kitchen & Bath Studio at:

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  • Simple Garden Design Ideas

    If you are looking to create a simple front yard garden, our two favorite suggestions are contrast and focal points.

    1-CONTRAST- Properly planned and planted plants with color and texture contrast next to each other in a garden bed can add a lot of character to a front yard design. When selecting plants with contrasting colors, you must make sure they have similar soil and light conditions.

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