Our Constant Sentinels of the Garden

Multi-layered use of many varied evergreens — creates an intimate and private garden in an otherwise open suburban landscape A tightly pruned yew hedge creates the walls in this autumn garden defining a nice sense of enclosure Elegant Chamaecyparis trees delineate the property line and look their best in the Winter covered with snow andContinue reading “Our Constant Sentinels of the Garden”

Starting from Scratch ~ Create the Landscape of Your Dreams

Feeling overwhelmed in a new house surrounded by a barren landscape can seem dismal and daunting? To get the ball rolling and move toward the landscape of your dreams start the process quickly on paper. Start by creating a simple plan for your landscape on graph paper. You do not have to be artistic toContinue reading “Starting from Scratch ~ Create the Landscape of Your Dreams”

M.J. McCabe Garden Design Named Top Houzz Page for Inspiration

M.J. McCabe Garden Design is pleased to announce that it has been named as one of the top HOUZZ pages for landscape design inspiration! HOUZZ is a leading website for home landscape design and remodeling inspiration. Hundreds of thousands of contractors, architects, interior designers, and exterior remodelers have created profiles on the website. These talentedContinue reading “M.J. McCabe Garden Design Named Top Houzz Page for Inspiration”

The Serendipity of Spring Bulbs

  I never feel a perennial garden is complete without the addition of spring bulbs. The wonderful serendipitous quality of bulbs make the early spring garden truly come alive — a vivid reminder that we can bid adieu to the long cold and grey of winter. Whether you are just a beginner or a moreContinue reading “The Serendipity of Spring Bulbs”

Early Spring Bloomers No Garden Should Be Without

Since the winter has been so mild we are now seeing lots of early blooming shrubs along with all the tiny early spring bulbs emerging through sodden soil and snow. As the days lengthen, the sun warms the soil allowing buds to swell and unfurl opening several weeks earlier this year. These shrubs along withContinue reading “Early Spring Bloomers No Garden Should Be Without”

House Plants Bring the Garden Inside

When it is cold and grey outside, house plants can truly enliven your home bringing the essence of the garden inside.   For the most part, we are home-dwellers in the Winter. For that reason, it is important to use house plants to infuse our interiors with vitality and fresh energy. House plants inject aContinue reading “House Plants Bring the Garden Inside”

Evergreens in the Winter Garden

In Winter, when the landscape looks barren and devoid of life, evergreens really come alive, adding dramatic scale and balance. When most of the shrubs and perennials have wilted under mounds of snow, the elegance and majesty of evergreens add depth, volume and structure to the garden–providing the stability and bones to our otherwise emptyContinue reading “Evergreens in the Winter Garden”

Trees in the Winter Landscape

The Winter landscape is a time of reprieve. Devoid of the finery of leaves, trees reveal their raw beauty. Arching limbs flow with the prevailing winds, while always reaching upward into an ever-changing sky. The overall landscape seems to flatten out and look barren especially under a fresh coating of snow. This pared-down landscape lendsContinue reading “Trees in the Winter Landscape”

Vibrant Japanese Maples

Japanese maples really come into full brilliance in late Autumn. As wonderful as they are during the spring and summer in terms of shapes and forms, with the transition of cooler weather in the Fall the leaves take a new and vibrant coloration that continues for many weeks. As the green chlorophyll in the leavesContinue reading “Vibrant Japanese Maples”