Monday, August 29, 2011

An Apology & A Garden Transformation

I know, I know, it’s been too long since I posted.  Between weddings, earthquakes, and hurricanes, it’s been an interesting end to summer.  We have much to look forward to and plan for come fall, but more on that later.  For now, please accept my humble apologies and this, our first video embedded post!  I’m getting extra fancy these days!

I wanted to share this update on the garden in Waltham, MA that we created last season.  You may remember reading about the project in the initial post, but for those of you who missed it, we had a client who strongly disliked their front yard – a small plot of grass and the obligatory shrubbery along the front of the house.  They hated mowing, the stagnant look of the shrubs, and the lack of color. 

Nothing’s worse than disliking your living space, so we suggested they do away with the lawn all together, add a radial patio, and a low maintenance garden.  The entire design was centered around their desire for a semi-private space that looked great all season long.  The plantings were designed so the garden has color at all times – vibrant purples and soft white tones.

This season we came in to install a stone pathway leading through the garden and to spread new mulch.  I took the opportunity to document just how much the plants had grown since last season.  The difference is amazing, even to us!

Check out this rudimentary video yours truly made to showcase the transformation!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Jennifer & Kyle Married 7.31.11

Jennifer and Kyle picked a picture-perfect summer day to get married at Pat’s Peak in Henniker, NH.  Mid 80s, no humidity, and a gentle breeze.  Just gorgeous.

NortonThornton6Speaking of gorgeous, here’s the beautiful Bride!  She carried a bouquet of lush Dutch blue hydrangea dotted with hot pink roses, and blue seeded accents all tied up with a pale blue ribbon.

NortonThornton5Look at that blue sky

073111115804The bridesmaids, dressed in hot pink, carried big bouquets of fluffy hydrangea.

NortonThornton4What a ceremony site!  We provided rented blue ceramic urns planted in shades of pink and blue that flanked either side of the entrance to the bride that leads to the ceremony circle.  Shepherd hooks with hanging glass votives filled with pink flowers lined the aisle.

NortonThornton1Close up of the votives filled with hot pink roses, pale pink spray roses and seeded eucalyptus.