Container gardens are an elegant way to transform the entrance to your home and to create exquisite garden living spaces all year round. Petals & Branches works with the client to meld their individual style and aesthetic of their home with unique combinations of plant textures, colors and forms. Even in New England, container gardens can be glorious all four seasons with the correct plant selection, container preparation, irrigation and maintenance.
Petals & Branches also offers garden design from the smallest container garden to complete landscape garden design.
CONTAINER & TERRACE PLANTING SERVICES
Outdoor Living Spaces
Beautiful tranquil outdoor living spaces are more desirable than ever. Even the smallest outdoor space can be transformed with container gardens. Terraces can be defined into lush outdoor living rooms using containers planted with hedges of evergreens, shrubs, small trees, perennials and annuals.
Petals & Branches select and design window boxes, front porch containers and entrance containers to showcase the beauty of your home not only to passersby but more importantly to welcome you home.
CONTAINER PLANTINGS ALL FOUR SEASONS
| MARCH TO MAY
| JUNE TO SEPTEMBER
| OCTOBER TO NOVEMBER
| DECEMBER TO MARCH
ALL FOUR SEASONS
MARCH TO MAY
JUNE TO SEPTEMBER
OCTOBER TO NOVEMBER
DECEMBER TO MARCH
Petals & Branches offers garden design from the smallest container garden to complete landscape garden design.
Whether you want to simply pepper in some interest to your existing garden with perennials or shrubs, need a solution to an area that is currently an “eyesore” or a complete landscape redesign, our plant knowledge and artistry will work with you to come up with stunning transformations.
Container garden maintenance begins with providing your plants with the environment they need to thrive. Proper drainage, insulation and soil are crucial for long lasting, thriving plants. Foam board insulation on all sides cool the walls of your containers protecting your plants from the intense heat planters can induce.
Optimal Blossoms, Growth & Form
All plants need food to thrive. Roses need different nutrients than boxwood, boxwood different from hydrangea, hydrangea different from azalea, azalea different from hibiscus, annuals different from all of them. You get the idea. Knowledge of the correct fertilizer, how much to apply and when is paramount to providing the optimum performance and preventing disease.
Container Garden Irrigation
Don’t have irrigation installed? We work with the best in business to design the optimum zone set up for your plants needs. Summertime plantings in New England need hydration TLC beyond irrigation. Forecasted temperatures need to be closely monitored to adjust irrigation times. Hand watering before and after a heatwave is essential for plants to recover.
Horticulture is deeply rooted in both sides of my DNA. My mother’s gardens in Connecticut and Vermont were, to this day, some of the most beautiful estate gardens I have ever seen. My father, and his father and his father were raised on our family farm. The house I grew up in sat on what was left of the farm alongside the three original historic “Most Beautiful Barns of Connecticut”. My great, great grandfather wrote and illustrated numerous published botanical works. Do you like asparagus? He brought it to the U.S from Germany.
After graduation from college with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree I moved to Los Angeles where I started work as a graphic designer for an advertising agency and then in house for Orion pictures. Two years later I moved to Portland, Oregon where I worked in advertising as an art director. When my children came along I freelanced for a few years before becoming mom full time. To fulfill the void of a creative outlet I returned to my botanical roots. Expressing creativity through the beauty and wonderment of living plants has been more fulfilling than anything I had experienced or imagined.
I began designing gardens for family and friends and eventually for clients when time allowed. When my youngest child went to college, I became a Certified Master Gardener. I started working full time in container design for a premier commercial / residential landscape design company. I was then offered a position with Back Bay and Beacon Hill’s top residential landscape designers creating the highest end: window boxes, urns, roof deck and patio container gardens. For the first time ever the firm was voted “Best of Boston” in 2020.
Petals & Branches is the culmination of my creative journey and the continuation of my family’s passion for all things botanical.