Pumpkin Brook begins the season

Pumpkin Brook began their season yesterday by sprucing up some local non profit organizations and government agencies locations.  These organizations have little or no budget for landscape gardening and are in highly visible locations where problems in the landscape are noticed. Our crews were getting back in the swing and updating their pruning skills at:…

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Bulb forcing experiment update

Hyacinthe buds are opening this week and can be identified by color! Pale pink – ‘Grand Blanche Imperiale’ (1878) Salmon – ‘Gypsy Queen’ (1927) Bright pink – ‘Vuurback’ or ‘Fire Beacon’ (1948) I find that now that they are in bloom the bulbs are consuming much more water so I need to top off the…

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Priscilla’s January to-do list

Priscilla’s to-do list for January: Plan vegetable garden rotations Work on seed orders Research new plants to add to your garden Pick up a garden book or magazine and get inspired by colorful photos (or browse the web, I suppose) Organize and sharpen garden tools Water houseplants infrequently – once every 5 to 7 days…

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Winter Greens for your Containers 

Ready to be inspired for the season ahead! Here are images of some of our favorite holiday greenery displays form the previous winter season. We use all natural materials – mixed evergreens colorful willow and dogwood branches red winterberry and the like – and spray them with anti-desiccant so they won’t turn prematurely brown on…

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Fall Plant Pick: Marvelous Maples

What would New England be without our beloved maple trees?  It’s hard to beat the fall color of a native Sugar Maple:  gold, orange and red all at once.  Sugar maples prefer a site with moist, acid soils that are away from roadsides or driveways that are salted or deiced in winter.  The best color…

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