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Formal Vegetable Garden

Formal Vegetable Garden: A Work In Progress.

At my own house, we are in the process of transitioning from a large 30×40′ vegetable garden that was always out of control by mid summer to a smaller, much more manageable formal vegetable garden. The plan was for four 4×8′ beds and two 4×4′ beds. After going though the process of analyzing all the

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Large Boxwoods Connecticut

If you’re looking for large Boxwood and you’re in Connecticut, I have them. We grow Wintergreen, Green Velvet and Green Mountain Boxwoods. All these Boxwood varieties have great hardiness for all of Connecticut unlike Buxus sempervirens and Dwarf English Boxwood. The Wintergreen Boxwoods are in the 48″ range, Green Mountains are 52″ tall and make

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Allium Bulbs

Allium in the Garden

Allium bulbs are great. The large globe shaped flowers will add a bit of whimsy to any garden. What’s not to love? What’s not to love is the dying foliage that happens while the plant is in all its glory. It’s not recommend to remove the foliage of any bulb before it turns completely tan

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Plant Watch 2021: Rising Stars and Out of Favor

Every once in a while I write about plants that I’m really liking and plants I’ve decided they aren’t worth my time or precious space in the garden. Today, let’s talk bulbs. They are top of mind since we just finished another spring show of these early bloomers. First, a thought on bulbs and landscape

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Deer Resistant Native Plants That You Might Not Think Of

Creating an all native garden becomes a challenge if deer are in the neighborhood. Rudbeckia, Echinacea and Asters are garden staples in the native garden but they are also deer food. Following is a list of plants that are native to Connecticut that we’ve found deer tend to avoid.  These plants are not only native, 

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Girdled tree from Nylon Rope

Planting Trees. Do It Once, Do It Right

I often say that anyone can put plants in the ground and our real niche at Designing Eden llc, the thing that differentiates us from most others, is our ability to create kick ass landscape designs. A craft we’ve been perfecting ever since I graduated with an Associates Degree in Horticulture and a Bachelors Degree

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Kent Landscaping

Landscaping Connecticut: A Look back at 2020

2020 was a landscape season not to be forgotten. The season started with a lot of uncertainty due to Covid. Most landscapers assumed the market would pull back as Covid spread throughout Connecticut. In some regards, 2020 was business as usual and in some regards it was far from it. Color coding tools and garbage

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Best Boxwood CT

Best Boxwood for CT?

Boxwood Blight has definitely been a concern over the last couple of seasons in Connecticut. The blight, that has been in CT since 2011, has only been a rear problem in 2011, 2019 and 2020. Those season seemed to provide plenty of favorable weather for the blight. We had two clients that have had Boxwood

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Formal Vegetable Garden

Formal Vegetable Garden

The newest project at our property is a formal vegetable garden. Our previous vegetable garden, at 30’x40′, proved too large for our busy lifestyles. This new garden is being built in the previous location of our playground. The garden will eventually contain ten 4’x4′ corten steel raised planters. I still have to place four more

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Modern Washington Landscape

A Washington Pool and Landscape

Modern Washington Landscape This Washington pool and landscape was really starting to look good this past summer. This landscape is rather new and still maturing and filling in. The pool is surrounded by a 20 acre meadow of grasses and wildflowers. The concept for his pool and landscape was to let the meadow take center

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Breaking up an outdoor event truck.

Being sold as 1 or 2 lots. 1 lot being all the electrical supplies you see on this page. Lot 2 would be the truck body, the lift gate and the air assisted light pole. The truck is not for sale. At this point, I’m not willing to sell any of the electric parts separately.

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Candlewood Lake Landscape Design

Candlewood Lake Landscape Design

We are working on a landscape design for a project on Candlewood Lake. The project started as a total tear down of the existing structure with a total outdoor renovation. Now that the Corona virus is part of our daily lives, the project has recently morphed into a house renovation vs. a total tear down.

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