Landscape Design

Great Inspiration

As summer approaches, I often think of those who have inspired me in the landscape profession. One of my favorites is Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959).   She spent her summers in Maine as a child and then as an adult she made Bar Harbor a permanent residence. While she was educated in the great gardens of Europe, her love of the rocky Maine coast and the…

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Perennial Plant of the Year

Each year the Perennial Plant Association names a new ‘Perennial Plant of the Year’. Plants receive this designation by vote from the members of the association. Plants are chosen based on five criteria: “suitability for a wide range of climate conditions, low-maintenance requirements, relatively pest and disease resistant, readily available in the year of promotion,…

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Spring Ephemerals

As a gardener, the first signs of plants returning after a long winter is very anticipated! Perennials that come back year after year are the staples of a diverse garden. But often, they are not filled out or blooming until late May or even late fall.  The day length, warm soils, and the heat of summer are usually…

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“New England Grows” Conference

People often ask “what do you do for work during the winter?” While we still have projects coming in to design and estimate, it is much quieter! It gives us time to review the previous year, make plans for improvements, and stay current with the landscape industry. This week our staff will be attending New…

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Patriot Place Project

When sitting on the patio or in the lounge of the Renaissance one can view Gillette Stadium across the street. The only hotel at Patriot Place, The Renaissance stands in a league of its own.  Salmon Falls Nursery furnished and installed all the plant material on site under the auspices of the general contractor. Being…

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