Here in the Northeastern United States, we have some of the finest, most romantic gardens in all of the country. Our incredible climate gives us the ability to experience each season thoroughly and enjoy its many benefits. As the year continues, we’ve had our eye on some of these beautiful gardens rooms found in the northeast. These “rooms” offer a beautiful garden retreat for its owners while also being able to take in the outdoors surroundings.
As you know, Marvin Gardens provides the garden accessories and landscaping materials to make garden rooms of this nature perfectly unique. If you’d like to recreate your garden into a private garden room, just visit Marvin Gardens for inspiration! We have devised innovative and creative ways to create this sort of environment right in your back yard.
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.
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.
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.
With plenty of snow in the forecast, it looks like the cold weather is certainly settling in here in the Northeast! Though the winter weather isn’t a surprise for us, it can make our landscapes and outdoors a little dreary and depressing. To liven up your thoughts on exteriors and give you a peak into the spring, today we’d like to feature some of our most favorite plants and flowers that are native to our New England climate. Looking through the images will give you something to look forward to for the spring and it’ll also give you the opportunity to envision how the beautiful garden accessories from Marvin Gardens will fit into your garden style!
The Wild Anemone
The Easter Bluestar
Each of these lovely flowers provide a bit of color to your garden and are relatively easy to grow. To learn more about how to plan for your gardens and landscape design this year, just give us a call at 203-544-2020. We would love to share with you how to go outside the boundaries of garden design!
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!
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!
Each year, designers and talented gardeners travel from all over the world come to the show to display their fine items and plants, and with a Hawaiian theme for this year, we can’t wait to see what’s in store.
Marvin Gardens will also be proudly exhibiting some of our interesting and new garden products. We especially look forward to finding new, creative ways to incorporate our unique garden style into a Hawaiin theme – the ideas are already pouring in! This year’s show will begin on March 4 and continue through March 11, so be sure to mark your calendars.
Also remember to keep in mind that this month, Marvin Gardens will be closed until January 18th but we are still gladly accepting private appointments and you might even be able to catch Amabel at the shop if you time it right! In the meantime, stop by our Facebook page to share with us what you are looking forward to during 2012!
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!
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!
During the dreary winter months, it can be tempting to allow our gardens to retreat into hibernation. With the fall season in decline, along with the season can go the beautiful warm tones and rich colors. Winter doesn’t have to be a colorless season, but rather it can be a time where we strategically take advantage of the colors of the season. Take a look at a few ways that you can bring new life to your winter landscape this year.
Since it can be difficult to find colorful winter flowers, instead use a natural colored container for your greenery. The warm colors will draw attention to the plant and to the focal point where is is placed. It will also play up the colors of the season.
Add depth and vibrant tones to your landscaping by bringing in inanimate but colorful pieces. Furniture, garden accessories, and even rocks will greatly enhance the space.
Plant shrubbery with berries that bloom during the winter for an added seasonal appeal.
Stay tuned to the Marvin Gardens Blog as we continue to explore new ways to design and enhance your home’s landscape!