Posts by bhoxie

Historic Garden Update

Posted by on Jun 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It’s been four years since our garden restoration plan for the 1809 Hedge House Museum was installed. Great Hill Horticultural Services has maintained it since then and we think it has come a long way.   [Show as slideshow]

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Allan Haskell Public Gardens

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A  visit to Allen Haskell’s nursery and greenhouses was like stepping into a tropical garden full of colorful flowers, rows of stately potted topiaries and rare plants unknown to even experienced horticulturists. It was further enlivened by his animated descriptions of the plants and his good natured jabs at his customers and coworkers. He passed away a few years ago and his property was  taken over by the Trustees of Reservations and turned into a public garden. I recently walked through the park and was pleased to see the work they have done in preserving his life’s work. ...

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Vegetable garden season opener – starting seeds

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Kitchen Gardens | 1 comment

  Our first crop of salad greens and herbs is up and growing. Click on the slideshow below to see how we did it. Now if only the snow goes away soon. [Show as slideshow]

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Winter hedge pruning in an old garden

Posted by on Jan 7, 2015 in FIne Gardening | 0 comments

Privet hedges often form the backbone of old gardens. Over time they grow out of bounds and need restorative pruning to bring them back into the scope of the original garden design. Here are before and after photos of the hedges we pruned last winter at the Spooner House Museum in Plymouth MA.       [Show as slideshow] ...

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new plantings for summer cottage

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Design& Consultation | 0 comments

The owners of this classic lakeside cottage asked GHHS for help returning its old plantings to the way they looked in their parent’s time, complete with hosta-lined walks, a rock garden and hydrangeas and roses. Click through the photos below to see how we did it.   [Show as slideshow]

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