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!
Have you begun planning for your spring garden yet? Though it certainly doesn’t feel like spring temperatures, the season will be here before you know it! This time of the year is always an exciting for us here at Marvin Gardens because of the upcoming garden shows as well as the approaching warmer season. For our readers, it also means that it’s time to start planning for your own spring landscape additions! Planning for you garden isn’t at all a chore, it’s something to look forward to.
First, begin with the basic garden essentials. Of course this year at Marvin Gardens, we will continue to bring you beautiful, large art forms to provide your garden with its staple elements. We will also continue to bring you our classic and traditional cast iron urns and statuary. These crucial pieces provide you with the building blocks for creating any dream garden, whether it be formal, country, eclectic, or contemporary in style.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing more with you about the unique and vintage garden accessories we’ll be bringing you soon! And as we mentioned, take this time to consider how you make your landscape more interesting and dynamic. Feel free to visit Marvin Gardens on Facebook for a little inspiration while planning!
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!
If you’ve spent much time with us here at Marvin Gardens, you know about our passion for bringing new life to old items and traditions. Though each object may begin with one role in your home, there is no reason why that role can’t be expanded and molded into something new over time. That’s why we wanted to share with you the concept of creating your own tabletop garden!
It’s true – gardens are often something we envision for our outdoor spaces or for sunrooms and windowsills, but there is much more that can be done with nature. Taking the colors, shapes, and textures of nature, and forming them into a tabletop garden can bring an inspirational element of nature inside.
What’s even better about using a tabletop garden in your home is that you are able to craft the setting in whatever way you choose. Selecting plants and potting tools that you love will inevitably create a space reflective of your own tastes. For ideas about what you can use in your arrangement, just visit Marvin Gardens on Facebook!
Now that you’ve found all of your fabulous garden decor at Marvin Gardens, it’s time to think about the plants you’ll have in your garden this winter. It’s often assumed that flowers only bloom during the Spring and Summer months and that during the winter, our gardens are left to look dreary and depleted – but this couldn’t be further from the truth!
During the next few months, the most radiant gardens will likely feature some of the plants we have listed below. These flowers are the essential pieces to creating a unique and intriguing winter garden.
The Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’
The Pieris japonica
If you haven’t yet, take a moment to “Like” Marvin Gardens on Facebook, as during the approaching weeks we will have many more additions and products to share with you!
When the holiday season passes, get ready for the true New England winter weather to set in. While we take the steps to keep our homes well-maintained and warm this season, make sure to protect your outdoor plants as well. Last week, we shared with you how to care for your houseplants during winter, but how do you plan to care for your outdoor favorites as well? Fortunately, the process is simple. Just follow these easy winter care tips to keep your plants blooming and brilliant for next spring!
For shrubs or small trees that are newly planted, create a cocoon of course burlap to cover the plant from top to bottom.
If you’re worried about a heavy snow or ice pulling the plant over, add a few tall tomato stakes to help support the plant before wrapping it in burlap.
For most perennials, simply protecting the crown of the plant is sufficient. Using a glass dome accessory called a cloche can be especially helpful for this.
Then, just in time for spring, uncover your plants and ease them out into the fresh, warm air! You’ll be surprised at how impressive the blooms will be and how Old Man Winter couldn’t touch them. For more winter garden inspiration, visit Marvin Gardens on Facebook!
We’re sure you’ve had plenty to keep you busy so far this December. With the approaching events and family occasions, balancing it all while also having your home in holiday condition, can seem like an overwhelming task. The trick to juggling it all at once is to go to the right people and places for outdoor garden inspiration. Since the exterior of our homes offers so much for our guests, passersby, and for our own enjoyment, let’s take a look a few winter decorative elements we’ve been working on here at Marvin Gardens.
A favorite of ours this year has been the private decorating that we’ve been doing at client homes. Though we thoroughly enjoy working at the store, working directly with our clients in their homes gives us an opportunity to explore many more creative outlets. Take a look at some of our current installations. The urns display a variety of wonderful winter scenes perfect for the entire season.
If you haven’t stopped by Marvin Gardens yet, take some time to do so! We’ll be happy to show you our large selection of vintage, antique, and eclectic outdoor items to outfit your home with. If you’re fond of the urns we showed you above, be sure to ask us about our custom painting service that’s available at no additional charge!