Landscape Articles

A Moodscapes Favorite: Daphne Carol Mackie Shrub

Daphne Carol Mackie- Daphne burkwoodii 'Carol Mackie'

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  • Five Reasons to Hire a Landscape Designer

    Do you see the plants, tress, shrubs, and lawn struggling to grow in your yard and wonder how to fix it? Can they even be fixed? What about the site conditions...poor water drainage, too much sun or shade? So many things to think about! That is exactly why you should hire a landscape designer. Some battles are worth fighting, but this time, let the professionals fight your landscape war.

    Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Landscape Designer:

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  • Early Signs of Spring

    February is half way over!! This means its time to start looking for  early signs of spring! There is nothing I love more than looking out from my home office window and seeing a glimmer of hope for warm weather radiating out of the snow covered garden. The following are just a few examples of plants that start budding in the early spring! Keep your eyes peeled for these beautiful buds as they start appearing.

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  • What is a Woodland Garden Design?

    In 2005, Boston Magazine's Home & Garden section featured Moodscapes in their "Water in the Woods" article, as a landscape design company in Massachusetts with the ability to create a woodland garden design from a woodsy, sloped yard.

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  • Do Deer Resistant Plants Really Exist?

    Do the deer dare? YES!

    Many professional landscape designers have problems finding deer resistant plants for clients- for the simple fact that there are none. The only way for a plant to become deer resistant is if the deer themselves choose not to eat it.

    A perfect example is the Acer palmatum senkaki, also know as the Coral Bark Maple, 'Sango-Kaku'.

    Our foreman Jesse Golden went out to Sharon, Mass today to take a picture of this plant that is commonly known for being "deer resistant" with its newly engraved deer markings.

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  • Sneak Peak Into the Yard of a Landscape Designer in MA

    Landscape designer Judith Lipson- Rubin shares some of her winter interest plants with us. Judith has been a landscape designer in MA since 1997 and is the owner of Moodscapes, a landscape design company in Arlington, MA.

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  • New Winter Interest Plant- Wintercreeper

    Weston Nurseries of Hopkinton posted this new plant on their website.

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  • Pictures of Winter Interest Plants

    Here are some great winter interest plants I found in my own yard.

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  • Snow Adds Character to Winter Interest Plants

    As the fresh snow accumulates inch by inch, and school is canceled, and work is graciously closed, and we are left to enjoy the serenity of a cup of hot cocoa in front of the fireplace, take a stroll outside when the blizzard finally subsides and check out the beauty that now surrounds us!

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