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Landscape Collaborative's Blog

In this blog we share some of the cool plants, materials, and ideas we encounter every day. We also welcome your comments and questions! Click on the title of any post to see the full post and add your comments or questions.

Look for us in Sunday Globe Magazine this weekend

Sunday Globe Magazine is featuring one of our recent projects in “A Weston family’s home has a farmlike feel…”. It was a fun project to build – we loved the chicken coop and the Argentine grill.

The Effects of Last Weekend’s Freeze on your Garden Plants

Will My Hydrangeas Bloom This Spring?   This winter has been milder than average but this past Valentine’s Day weekend we experienced some of the coldest temperatures in nearly 60 years, air max pas cher pour femme with a low of -10°F. nike air max 2016 dames We’ve all grown accustomed to milder winter temperatures and because of that have broadened our plant pallet to include marginally hardy (zone 6) plants. asics pas cher Last weekend’s arctic blast was a zone 5 freeze and will most likely have caused significant plant dieback. Soldes Asics 2017 We’ll be hard-pruning many plants this spring and may need to replace others.

Why Aren’t My Endless Summer Hydrangeas Blooming? It’s summer!

By now you’re probably noticing very few blooms if any on your Endless Summer Hydrangeas. chaussures nike tn requin This post by GardenLady.com explains it perfectly. nike pas cher Thanks GardenLady.com from www.landcoll.com/Plantman.

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Protect Your Plants This Winter

The lack of rain this fall has significantly depleted evergreen plant reserves of moisture which they need, to get them through the winter months. We can protect them with an anti-transpirant spray which will help prevent them from losing any additional water. Let us know if you’d like to be added to our spray list.

First Frost Forecast

If you haven’t already done so, this is a reminder to bring your houseplants in before Saturday night – the forecast is calling for frost. It’s been such a great summer – sorry to see it end.

Outdoor Living Area

Recently completed outdoor living area including fireplace with comfortable seating. Kitchen and grilling area including Argentine grill on one side and bar on the other. Chicken coop and raised vegetable garden on the backside of stone walls.

Design by: Horiuchi Solien Landscape Architects
Photos by: Rosemary Fletcher Photography

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Outdoor Living Area

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Outdoor Fireplace

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Stone Wall and Chicken Coop

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Outdoor Sink

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Landscape Collaborative’s Operations Central

This is where the foremen congregate each morning and get their marching orders for the day. I enjoy a moment of peace and quiet after they’ve left!

A Green Rooftop Garden in Boston

We planted a grove of Japanese maples and underplanted them with Pennsylvania Sedge at the recently completed 20th floor rooftop garden of the Viridian apartment complex in Boston. The views from the 20th and 15th floor rooftop decks are spectacular and so is the building.

 

Design by: Bruner/Cott & Associates
Photo by: Rosemary Fletcher Photography

Man Your Hoses

It’s been an extremely dry spring and your plants and lawns are most likely in desperate need of water. Here’s a reminder and our Watering Recommendations for new and established plants and lawns. So get watering!

 

Watering Recommendations

Watering Recommendations