Despite the nagging rain’s attempt to pour down throughout the day, the Philadelphia Horticultural Society’s Fall Garden Festival this past Saturday managed to stay relatively dry and was a huge success! Marvin Gardens had a grand time and was happy to see such great attendance from such enthusiastic folks at the Philadelphia Navy Yard! Thanks again to PHS! You just continue to do a great job creating fabulous events, year after year!
To learn more about becoming a member of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, please click here. If you would like to volunteer at the Festival, click here to learn more.
This Friday is the first official day of Autumn, and to celebrate the end of summer, we thought we you would take a stroll through this beautiful English Garden. The Traditional English Garden was featured in the recent Veranda Magazine. Connecticut Landscape Designer, James Doyle, converted the grounds surround the tutor house into a delightful English escape filled with herbaceous borders, rose garden, folly, maze, parterre, topiaries and water features.
The home is surrounded by formal and intimate garden rooms as well as greenhouses that were designed to house annuals, perennials and biennials such as Lupinus ‘Russell Hybrid.’ The greenhouses will also shelter the gardens tropical flowers and plants during the winter months.
Take a look at the gorgeous garden:
See the Veranda Magazine online to view more photos of the Old Mill Farm’s Traditional English Garden.
What do you think about the English Garden?
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
Please join Marvin Gardens and other select vendors for The Little Garden Club of Rye’s fund raiser boutique and horticulture exhibit.
The Wainwright House is a beautiful estate property which is the home that “… offers a sacred space and community for spiritual exploration, health and healing, and planetary responsibility.”
Boutique Location and Hours:
260 Stuvyesant Ave.
Rye, NY 10580
Thursday, September 22 from 2-4pm
Friday, September 23 from 9am-2pm
Marvin Gardens will bring a choice selection of found objects, giant ferns and succulents. See you there!
Now that September is here, it’s time again to start preparing our gardens for winter; this includes moving outdoor container plants indoors for the chilly season. While preparing to bring in the container plant, it is critical to make sure your plants are not bringing in any unvisited guests. Outdoors can carry pests and diseases that spread through indoor plants faster than outdoor plants, so don’t convince yourself that you’ll quarantine the plant will treat the problem. The good news is that plants can be easily treatd for pests with natural home remedies.
The simplest way to fill a basin or water with a natural, non-detergent liquid soap, then take the potted plant and fully immerse it into the soapy water. You can leave the plant sitting in the water for up to 3 hours, the soapy solution should force any bugs living out of the soil. Don’t worry this solutions is actually quite good for the plants roots and will the roots nicely hydrated.
Now all you have left is to clean the lefts and flowers; using the same soap solution, mist the plants (you can purchase a new spray bottle from the local dollar or grocery store, but recycling an old spray bottle will just fine too).
Now that you have treated your container plants, you are safe to bring them indoors without fear of bringing any pests as well.
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There is no need to pack up and store your outdoor furniture all winter long, many pieces, like this beautiful garden seat and be moved inside to add a pop of color and warmth to your sitting room. The garden seat can be used as an extra seat or table when you have guests.
If you do move your outdoor furniture indoors, be mindful of the space. Think about where people site to converse and leave room to walk, don’t make your sitting room an obstacle course.
What do you think about bringing your outdoor furniture in for the winter?
As we mentioned last month, Marvin Gardens’ philosophy is simple and is one that aims to break the traditional mold when it comes to sophisticated garden design. That’s why every single item we obtain has a unique history that comes along with it and can be used in a number of creative ways. Take this particular item from our most recent collection. The vintage cast iron fountain can be used as a garden accent among a variety of other softer items but is still bold enough to stand alone as a centerpiece!
Here are some more versatile items we just received.
If you’re in the New England area and are in search for some innovative garden pieces to accent your landscape, visit our Facebook page or contact us directly for more information on our entire collection!