Get Your Hands Dirty!

The Winter Garden

You may think gardens are sound asleep this season, but here are some examples of how the winter garden can be layered with intrigue and vitality throughout the colder months… We choose evergreens but we also consider the bark and branching structure of trees and shrubs. The seed heads of many perennials are as beautiful as their past flowers. Colors are heightened by a glaze of ice. Ornamental grasses bleached blond and dusted with snow are lovely. The winter garden is quiet and contemplative…a peaceful space.

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MIT Children’s Garden

Here at JBL, we feel so fortunate to have one of the premier architectural treasures only a few short blocks away from our office at 875 Main Street. We are all beyond excited to be involved in updating the Children’s Garden at MIT’s Stata Center. We’ve added additional plantings, renovated the water feature, installed new sod, built a veggie garden and refurbished the Zen Garden originally designed by Elena Saporta. As you can see from the photos below, our crew has been very busy perfecting the craft of creating Children’s Gardens. We think we’ve got it down but take a look for yourselves…

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Decades or Months?

This garden is young. Like, one year young. It was installed and planted in Cambridge last summer. But check out how mature these plantings are! Yes, we are very proud of this baby- AND it’s ALL organic! Tended with love, experience and what we JBL’ers like to call “Magic Mix”…