Priscilla’s Early December Garden To Do List

The warm weather pattern is providing us ample time to wrap up all the end of the season garden to dos. Here’s what I’m accomplishing in my garden before the snow flies: Finish cutting back perennials, pulling spent annuals and vegetables Plant the final bulbs Prune birch, hawthorne, crabapple and stewartia trees Amend soil per…

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…

Priscilla’s Early November Garden To Do’s

It’s time to put your garden to bed, again.  Luckily the cooler temperatures haven’t been too chilly.  Below are the to do’s to finish before the snow arrives: Clean up spent annuals and vegetables immediately after frost to prevent insects overwintering under the debris Dig up dahlia and gladiolus tubers and save in a warm…

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…

Fall Native Plant Makeover

FALL isn’t just about planning for winter. It’s about reflecting on what worked and didn’t and planning for spring.   Following a reassessment with our Carlisle client, we renovated problem spots by removing grasses.                         We replaced what wasn’t working with native ferns and…

Microclover Lawn Makeover

After a long restoration process of a historic home, our Groton client’s lawn was severely compacted from all the heavy equipment driving on the site. She’s opted for the establishment of a natural microclover lawn to outcompete all the crabgrass that had taken up residence. Microclover has many benefits: 1.Pulls nitrogen out of the atmosphere…