Think Outside of Your Garden Box!

With just one visit to our shop here at Marvin Gardens, you’ll notice something a little different. Unlike traditional landscape stores and garden centers, Marvin Gardens is ripe with bold, innovative ideas for your home garden.

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There is much more to creating a stunning landscape than having a green thumb. Though flowers and plants provide a lovely backdrop, for a truly remarkable home, your outdoor scenes should be expressive of your inner creativity. Bringing in old items and finding new ways to use them, or in finding something new to repurpose, we can create a new product – a new landscape that is worth boasting about.

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That’s why our team at Marvin Gardens searches high and low for unique, special pieces for your home. In designing this way, your home becomes a true representation of your individual style and something no one else can imitate.

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For closer look at our unique and blended garden style, stop by our shop or browse our photos at the Marvin Gardens Facebook page!

Highlight Your Plants With Exclusive Garden Accessories!

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You never know what unique finds you'll discover at Marvin Gardens!

Though the winter months here in the northeast can seem long and dreary, we enjoy the season because it allows us to revamp and build anticipation for all that we’re planning for the year ahead! The Marvin Gardens style, as many of you know, is not something that can be found in traditional garden stores or volume dealers, but rather, it is a style of collections and personal embellishments that make your landscape much more exclusive.

In our preparation for the year ahead, we are once again bringing you the fantastic re-purposed industrial bins and agriculture containers that we are famous for. We’re proud to bring these back because of the way that clean lines enhance the free form and loose structure of live plant material in the garden – a brilliant way to highlight your plants!

Using the look of our products creates a style and a scene that truly sets your landscape apart from others. To guarantee that you’ll have a garden worth bragging about, view more of our products by looking through our pictures on the Marvin Gardens Facebook Page!

What’s New At Marvin Gardens for 2012?

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After all of our garden accessories have thawed out, be ready to stop by for a visit!

With all this time away from Marvin Gardens, you might be wondering what we have been up to. As we shared with you a few weeks ago, preparing for the Philadelphia Flower Show has certainly been one of our top missions this winter, but we have also been preparing to bring you some new items for your landscape this year! Here’s a peak at some of our favorites.

As we begin to unveil our new pieces for this year, we wanted to share the items with our Marvin Gardens Blog readers first! This year, you can look forward to our new wrought iron columns, along with the trellises and arbors that we’ve brought back into the inventory. We will also be offering our custom services to create custom-designed iron pergolas. As always, we will be providing you with the pieces that bring distinction and character to your garden, while also adding a bit of fun to the scene. Are there any pieces that you are planning to add to your gardens this year?

The selection here at Marvin Gardens is second to none in the area. Later this week, we’ll share with you a few more additions that you can look forward to seeing at our shop!

Wishing You a Happy New Year from Marvin Gardens!

Over the last year, we have been excited to bring you all of the latest news and trends from Marvin Gardens. From our ever-growing supply of garden accessories, to our custom made landscaping decor, we enjoy sharing our business with each of you!

We would also like to say “Thanks!” to each of our team members, clients, and readers. Working alongside a dedicated team allows us to continue doing what we love.

To celebrate the beginning of the New Year, we also wanted to take a moment to look back on some of our favorite posts from 2011. While you peruse through the links listed below, consider all that 2011 brought with it and join us in welcoming the New Year ahead; we look forward to sharing it with you!

Luxurious Low Maintenance Container Planting at Your Home

Marvin Gardens Awarded Blue Ribbon at Philadelphia Flower Show

Traditional English Landscape at Greenwich’s Old Mill Farm

Summer Croquet in New England

Marvin Garden’s Philosophy

Artistic Impressions Through Creative Expression

From our team to yours, we’d like to wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year!

2012

Image via Ludie Cochrane

Winter Care Tips for Those Houseplants

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Care for your houseplants this season just as you would care for anything else in your home.

While we all deserve a much needed break this time of the year, so do our houseplants! Since winter conditions make life much different for even houseplants, they’ll need a little extra attention to stay healthy and growing. During the colder seasons, there is less daylight, lower temperatures, and dryer air, so to keep the growing conditions ideal, pay attention to these areas.

Watering – Always check the plants’ care instructions first and foremost. Then, keep in mind that during the winter, plants typically don’t need quite as much watering.

Fertilization – To encourage active growth for your houseplants, you’ll need to keep them nourished but during the winter, fertilize sparingly. Mainly, focus on fertilizing your plants during the spring and summer.

Keep Everything Clean – Winter is the perfect time to clean your plants. Like anything else in our home, plants also collect dust and need to be cleaned so that they can breathe better!

Caring for your indoor gardens is as important to us as caring for your outdoor gardens. To learn more, be sure to subscribe to the Marvin Garden’s Blog!

 

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Add Cast Iron Urns To Improve Your Entry

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Notice how these beautiful urns frame the entrance to the home - it's beautiful isn't it?

Earlier this week, we told you about some of the beautiful ways that you can decorate for the entire winter season rather than just for the holidays. Today, we wanted to take a closer look at one of the essential pieces that you will need to provide this look. Have you ever taken the chance to browse the large selection of cast iron urns available at Marvin Gardens? If you haven’t yet, consider this your golden opportunity!

If you’re not sure how to use them, consider adding a pair of cast iron urns by the front door to improve the look of your entryway. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to see how the urns help frame and balance the look of your home. Urns are also a great addition because they welcome guests in a grand way upon arrival.

Whether you’re looking for amazing garden accessories or fantastic pieces to complement your interior design, a visit to Marvin Gardens will bring inspiration into your home.

Draw Your Interior Inspiration From the Beauty of the Season

Have you already begun dreaming about your holiday décor? When the shops begin stocking their shelves and the temperatures begin to drop (and they certainly have been!) then it’s usually time to start making your plans for holiday decorations that you’d like to use in your home this year. But where will you start? Should you incorporate some kind of theme or just throw it together? Better yet, instead of following a trending theme, consider drawing your interior inspiration from the beauty of the season! 

Throughout the winter months, we want your home to continue looking its best, so at Marvin Gardens we offer winter wonderland styled décor that keeps your home stunning well through February. Rather than decorating solely for the holidays, instead decorate for the entire season. This way, you can enjoy the seasonal look even after the holidays have passed.

To take advantage of our fabulous winter décor, hurry in to Marvin Gardens today!  Visit Marvin Gardens on Facebook to take a look at our newest pieces of décor.

Marvin Gardens and Facebook

Did you know that you don’t have to be a member of Facebook to view “Public” pages? Marvin Gardens has a Public Facebook page where viewers can simply click on the famous blue icon and go directly to the page. Here, you will find current photographs of new arrivals, interesting plantings, inspirational plant and architectural combinations as well as installations at client homes, art structures and containers used in home and garden settings and much, much more.

Marvin Gardens posts mobile picture updates to Facebook on a frequent basis (many of these photos never make it to the website) – check it out soon to see what is up to the moment!

Crazy About Containers

If you’re a fan of Marvin Gardens on Facebook, you’re probably well aware of the fact that we’re just crazy about using industrial containers for new planter styles this fall as we’ve been uploading images of plenty of them. Well we’re not just crazy about them anymore—we’re carrying an exclusive handful of them that are now on sale! Many are made of zinc and have clean lines and a few particular recent additions include unique turpentine barrels (early 1900s) and bakery ingredient bins from the 1920-1940s. These styles can’t be found in catalogs anywhere and are entirely unique, which is our new focus. We want as much vintage as possible with the exception of modern day castings of iron urns.

Faux Asbestos Pots - Fabulous Design!

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing individual items with photos and the story behind each, so check back with us soon to see them all!

 

 

Philadelphia Horticultural Society’s Fall Festival, September 24, 2011

Please join Marvin Gardens and many other select vendors and exhibitors for PHS’s Annual Fall Garden Festival held at The Philadelphia Navy Yard. Don’t miss this fun event!

Click on the link for more info: http://www.pennsylvaniahorticulturalsociety.org/membership/members_day.html