Month: November 2010

New Landscape for Historic Ridgefield, CT House

Here are pictures of a recent project we completed a couple of weeks ago.  The makeover included a new landscape and paint for a historic house in downtown Ridgefield, CT.  Our project included the removal of existing plants, transplanting some Boxwoods and Hydrangeas, widening the small existing plant beds, removing the lawn and installing new …

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The Color Orange in a Poolside Garden Trumbull, CT

Planted a group of orange Coleus by the pool this summer.  I have to say I’m liking the orange foliage in relation to the burgundy Heuchera and red Astilbes it’s planted between.  It does clash with the pink Astilbe though.  That’s the way it goes with annuals though.  Decided to mix it up this year …

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Transitioning from Sun to Shade in a Formal Garden Trumbull, CT

When designing new landscapes, I often struggle with the area directly below trees.  Often times, at Designing Eden llc, we are installing trees at 2-4″ caliper and 10-18′ tall.  At some point, that tree will grow in height and cast a decent shadow on the ground.  The problem is the shade these same trees provide …

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Antique Granite Curb Installation New Milford, CT

Adding antique granite curbing to a property can do wonders to spruce up the front of a property.  We use these slabs for all types of things:  walkways, patios, stepping stones, bridges and steps to name a few.  The photo’s below show the way they were originally intended, as curbing.  To add a touch of …

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Landscape Design of a Formal Vegetable and Cutting Garden in Litchfield, CT

Above is a landscape design for a private residence in Litchfield, Connecticut. The design, for a backyard, includes an area for a chicken coop which doubles as a focal point, a formal cutting garden and vegetable garden. The formal gardens are surrounded by a naturalistic mixed perennial border of flowering evergreen and deciduous shrubs and …

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