Here is a landscape design for a house we are working on in the Litchfield County town of Bridgewater. The pool and patios were designed by Scott Pool. We were hired to finish the landscape design with a planting plan, determining the garden beds and plants.
It’s always exciting to see the first signs that spring is near. When the flowers start arriving in the landscapes and gardens around New Milford, CT, I know it’s only a matter of time before the Litchfield County gardening season is in full swing. I still have a lot of things to do before then
At Designing Eden llc, the landscapes we design and install tend to have a lot of seasonal interest. We accomplish this by using a mixture of various flowering trees, shrubs, perennials and groundcovers. For most of our clients, that approach is more than sufficient in terms of providing enough seasonal color in their landscape or
All too often, landscapers and homeowners rely on hedge trimmers to maintain plant size and height. The problem with this approach is a very dense, unnatural looking shrub where all the foliage is only at the outer most edges of the plant. A plant that is so dense is a perfect environment for diseases and
I was called to a property on the Kent, New Milford line in March. The homeowners, weekend New Yorkers, were concerned about their landscape. Their trees in this relatively new landscape are in decline. The first time I went up to the property there was snow on the ground. Considering the property is at the
First, I have to apologize for not having any pictures to post. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that my posts typically have a couple of pictures in them. I brought a camera with two sets of batteries to the show and they were both bad and I never got
The back patio, a centralized zone for summer entertaining, family meals, fun and relaxation. No matter the size and shape of your backyard entertaining area, it is important to accessorize the space to not only make it more visually appealing but also comfortable so people want to use the space. If accessorized properly, the back
Vegetables and annuals for container landscaping
In October 2009, we were hired to install a two acre wildflower meadow in Kent, CT. The landscape plan, by the landscape architect, didn’t give any detail as to what his vision was for the meadow. Not having any experience with large scale meadow establishment, our work at Designing Eden was cut out for us.