Designing the Garden: Fences, Hedges and Screen Plantings

Part Three of an Occasional Series on Tips for Designing the Home Landscape As spring rolls finally rolls around here in Boston, and people start to spend more time outdoors enjoying the fine weather, my clients inevitably ask me about … Continue reading

Designing Your Landscape: The Great American Lawn

Part Two of an Occasional Series on Tips for Designing the Home Landscape There exists a curious phenomenon in our country found in few others around the world: The mania for the perfect, weed-free Great American Lawn. The word mania … Continue reading

Combatting Scale and Whitefly Indoors

I was down in the greenhouse this morning, and noticed as I was watering the Confederate Jasmine that the leaves had shiny, sticky spots on them, normally a sign that scale was present. Sure enough, a flip of the leaves … Continue reading

Designing Your Landscape: Unifying House and Garden

Part One of an Occasional Series on Tips for Designing the Home Landscape When you step into a really well designed landscape, something just feels right: There’s a sense of pleasure, of comfort, of being at home, outdoors and in. … Continue reading

Winter’s Wonder: The Sublime Witch-hazel

A chill wind blows through the cold and barren garden as I make my way back to the house amid small mounds of left-over ice and snow.  Here and there the tip of an occasional snowdrop can be seen trying … Continue reading