Landscape Articles

Is a shade garden design best for you?

When deciding on a new garden landscape, there are many types of garden designs to choose from. Depending on your needs and existing conditions, gardens can be made for privacy, relaxation, entertainment, play space, etc. The garden pictured below is a mature shade garden designed and installed in Lexington Massachusetts by the Moodscapes team a couple years ago. 

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  • Early Spring Blooms to Watch For

    It is technically spring now, but the lingering white blanket across eastern Massachusetts makes it hard to believe. During the few days of completely melted snow blooms were beginning to come through winter mulch and exciting everyone!

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  • Front Entry Walkway in Watertown Massachusetts

    At our client's home in Watertown, Massachusetts, a beautiful arbor design is complimented by an existing Hydrangea paniculata 'Pink Diamond' Tree. Well designed front entry walkways connect the front yard to the back yard in a fluid manner. This particular side yard design has field stone steps surrounded by plants as you walk through to the back yard.

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  • 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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