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Spring on the Banks of the River Charles

Ladies and Gentlemen, behold one of the first signs of Spring: The daffodil!

For those of us taking cues from nature (not gauging our seasons by the calender), March is full of promise. Early buds blooming, birdsong and butterflies. With daylight savings only ten days away, the promise of extra sunlight is already upon us.

Look for the pussy willow, tiny little pops of lavender and yellow crocus.

A favorite of mine (a la my grandma), “When willows bloom, Spring looms!”

So be patient, fellow New Englanders. Spring is upon us.

 

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Raised Beds…

It’s the time of year to start thinking about building a raised veggie/flower bed. Aside from the rewarding feeling you get when you eat your very own, home-grown salads, there are just SO many great benefits to the raised bed:

-improves drainage
-you control the type of soil that you use
-soil warms up faster in the spring which can give you an earlier harvest
-soil is less compacted
-no back-breaking bending to tend to your crops
-can be a better use of space in your garden
-gives your garden a clean and tidy look
-enhances your garden by adding structure
-can be of any height to suit your needs
-easy to trellis

 

Here are a couple of our very own examples:

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Design Services

Spring is just around the corner and right now Jean Brooks Landscapes is busy designing gardens for spring installation.

Our design services include:

  • Master Site Planning
  • Detailed Planting Plans
  • Hardscape/Stonework Details
  • Roof Garden Design
  • Furniture and Accessory Selection
  • Outdoor Kitchen Design
  • Spa and Pool Design
  • Pergola, Trellis and Fence Design
  • Container and Windowbox Design
  • Kitchen Garden Design

Through a careful, thoughtful and inspired design and budgeting process, we can help you to create the garden of your dreams.

We hope you will call us today at 617-354-0643 to discuss your landscaping project. Or email us at info@jeanbrookslandscapes.com

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The David Austin Fragrant English Rose

With Valentines Day fast approaching, we want to share our favorite cut rose. David Austin introduced his roses in Shopshrire, England in 1969. By hybridizing already existing hybrids with old-world species of typically English roses, he built the foundation for an ever-expanding collection of high performing roses never before seen!

The David Austin rose is treasured for its repeat-flowering ability and wide color range. But it is their fragrance that’s the real head-turner! Over the past 4 decades, many distinctive styles have emerged. Some varieties bear huge, full blown blooms with 100 petals; others are cup-shaped, button-eyed or quartered-centered.

Place your order for a never-to-be-forgotten, Valentines Day bouquet with Jean Brooks Landscapes today…

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