Articles by Elaine Johnson Landscape Design

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    The Art of Exterior Design

                                                              The Art of Exterior Design _           …

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    With Summer, Revise Your Container Plantings

      By Elaine Johnson With the advent of summer weather, our color sense shifts from the pastels of spring and early summer to the vibrant hues of high summer. There is no better way to pump up your palette than …

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    Gardens have Meanings and Memories

           “Show me your garden and I will tell you who you are” _Alfred Austin   A few years ago I had the pleasure of traveling to Saxton’s River, Vermont to attend a week long seminar given by …

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    Arbor Day Commenorative

     Plant a Tree April is the month that gardeners consider perhaps the ‘cruelest” to evoke an oft repeated sentiment. We get teased with sunny, milder days and our spirits soar as we dig in the dirt and observe the emerging …

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    Let’s Contain It

    ” The Thrillers, Fillers and Spillers “ This month is very, very busy as so many outdoor tasks and household must dos are crying for our attention. It may mean painting, cleaning out garages for that sale, power washing the …

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    Awaiting the Vernal Equinox

    “May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day. May songbirds serenade you every step along the way. May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that’s always blue. And may happiness fill your heart each day …

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    The Picket Line

    The other day as I was riding through my neighborhood I marveled at all the different styles of picket fence that adorn our Cape Cod traditional architecture. Certainly the picket fence is quintessentially “Cape Cod” as it is a perfect …

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    Extending the Season

                       “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished”.
~ Lao Tzu Now that the temperatures have fallen gardeners start turning their thoughts to indoor activities. Yes, there still remains a few outdoor must …

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    The Winter Garden

      “What fascinates me about the garden in winter is that it is the true test of garden design…like a church in Lent, stripped of its furnishings, so that one falls back on the purity of the architecture, devoid of …

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    Curb Appeal Up Front and Personal

    Curb Appeal Up Front and Personal This year February still finds us in the grip of Winter and, as gardeners, we are probably getting cabin fever and aching to get outside, dirty our hands and start that Spring clean up. …

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