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In this 2020 Thanksgiving season, it feels appropriate to dig this image out of the blog post archives and recycle it. Reflecting on all that is good in our world is more important than what is not.

One quick gratitude note on the business side of life: we are especially grateful to our clients. And for those considering a new landscape design project, please request our latest brochure, contact our office, we'd love to talk. On that note, enjoy these grateful Thanksgiving season thoughts.

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Everyone has a story to tell but it's how we live out the story that determines if it's another sleeper or a bestseller. The same could be said for how we design our homes and our landscapes. Like a great story, your home and garden can only be captivating with a flow and rhythm that speaks your presence. The saying of 'a home isn't really a home if you don't truly live in it' can clearly relate to your gardens and landscape. A well-executed design on paper becomes nothing more than exterior window dressing if you can't draw one into it. Like your home, your landscape should tell your story. And everyone has a story to tell. It's whether you want to make it a sleeper or a bestseller.

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In need of a meditative garden space... a few key design elements to booster your creative. Choose your specimen tree wisely. This Full Moon Maple's wispy look offers that touch of artistic flair. Its base is surrounded by perennial shade-loving plant material, a comfortable stone sitting area and a tiny sculptural feature. This winning combination offers contemplative garden shade welcome on any given sunny day.

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When you need a pink to coral color in your garden, take a peek at Coral Charm Peony. This Peony blossoms a soft pink color (left image) while turning coral as the flower fades (right image). How can you go wrong?

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The flag flying on our flagpole on this beautiful day in May was flown over the United States Capitol on Veterans Day, November 11, 2011. It was shared with us by a special Gold Star Family, Kevin & Elaine. This is the reason we have Memorial Day. To honor those that have fallen - Lt. Ryan Patrick Jones killed in Iraq, May 2, 2007.

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“Live life in full bloom.”– Unknown

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Every April, the profession of landscape architecture is celebrated. Known as World Landscape Architecture Month, (WLAM) is a month-long international celebration of landscape architecture and designed public and private spaces. This year's theme, 'Life Grows Here,' is a welcomed message. With the recent COVID-19 restrictions, we are all forced to stay local so what better way to celebrate? Find something homegrown within your own community. In Massachusetts, we fortunately have a wonderful organization called the The Trustees of Reservations plus it has important historical ties to the LA (landscape architecture) world. Founded in 1891 by Charles Eliot, a visionary landscape architect from Boston, Eliot based the Trustees of Reservations' start on "the bold idea that people and places are interconnected, and that preserving our natural and cultural landscapes is key to protecting everyone’s quality of life." How important that same message is 129 years later, especially during these strange and difficult times. Open spaces, these...

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Always look beyond the midst of the chaos to the peaceful and serene.

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The best part of waking up is sunshine in your day.

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Finding this handwritten quote today while walking the dog is a subtle reminder of the importance of the outdoors. I found it on my walk but am bringing it to yours. "Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people." FDR

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As spring approaches, remember what matters. A beautiful garden brings happiness and health.

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Keep your ears open to the sounds of the season...experience the joy of nature.

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There is nothing more beautiful than fog lifting early in the morning, welcoming the first day of August.

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What makes a home welcoming? It starts with your driveway entry. Continue reading to view 'Welcome Home'.

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With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, Cape Cod becomes a busy and more vibrant place. Look for one of our feature Falmouth landscape designs in the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of 'AT HOME ON CAPE COD' - 'Nobska Lights Keeper'. Also, keep your eye out for New England Home's Cape & Island summer edition where another of our Hyannisport homes will be covered for its driveway entry. Enjoy and be safe on this upcoming holiday weekend.

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An astounding vista with a vision never goes out of style. What we design stays in vogue…

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"I must have flowers, always and always."

-Claude Monet

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Potted plants never go out. Use punchy colors. Bold and bright is trending for spring!

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