Marvin Gardens takes pride in creating low maintenance container gardens at the home owner’s site. Amabel will come to your home and transform individual containers into lush, long lasting plantings that will carry a beautiful effect from late April to late November – no fertilizer or dead heading required! Each container is filled to the brim with composted soil that will feed the plants for the duration of the season. Plants are chosen according to the home owner’s selected color pallet and personal style. Amabel impresses upon the homeowner that common flowering annuals typically require frequent fertilizing, watering and dead heading to maintain a lush effect. In lieu of using such high maintenance plants, a variety of perennials, leafy tropicals and a limited number of annuals (typically only white double petal impatiens) are used.
Book your appointment now. On site container gardening begins late April, but keepin mind that the frost date is typically Mother’s Day. Some frost protection may be required if April planting is requested. Cost of container gardening is $30 per container and the retail cost of plants. A delivery charge may apply depending on proximity to Wilton. There is no charge for the compost soil and your container garden will not require any further enhancements until the first hard frost in the fall!
If you couldn’t tell by our last post about springy design motifs, we’re looking forward to getting past winter and into next season. In fact, with some of the top spring color trends already out, we thought it’d be fun to let you in on the new “in” hues and offer advice for incorporating them into your spring garden.
Firstly, Pantone’s 2011 Color of the Year Honeysuckle definitely lends itself to the garden since it’s named after the reddish-pink plant.
Orange is continuing its stint as a color in vogue, and you can add it to your garden with tiger lilies.
After the new florals in home design came out of Maison & Objet, we were happy to see even more garden-related interior design accessories show up at another recent and exciting design event, the New York International Gift Fair. As nice preludes to spring, birds, butterflies and even bugs were spotted as common motifs at NYIGF. Habitually Chic’s Heather Clawson did a great job covering the trends (not only for her blog, but also for national interior design magazine Elle Decor), with a myriad of examples depicting the whimsical and springy new patterns.
These butterfly paperweights from Two’s Company could keep us smiling thinking of lovely spring weather and dreaming of the gardens.
And these elegant pillows from Dransfield & Ross go to show that garden-related motifs like birds and flowers are here to stay.
If you’re planning your spring interior design and garden, contact or visit Marvin Gardens in Wilton, Connecticut, to find the perfect sophisticated accessories.
When it comes to wallpaper, there’s an infinite supply of patterns, colors and textures to choose from. This new Urban Metallic collection by Carnegie Fabrics can now be added to the list. We found these wall coverings on Design Milk.
The Midas pattern is sure to add sparkle to any space. At first glance, this pattern would be fitting in either a bathroom or a dining room that often accomodates lots of guests.
This deeper, more serious bubble pattern is known as Helics. The darkness of this print is appropriate for a quiet room like an office. It might also work for a dining area where quiet meals are held.
Which of these three wallpaper patterns do you like the most? Leave a comment and let us know!
The term chesterfield means couch or sofa in Canadian. Over in Europe a Chesterfield is identified by a plethora of buttons and a low back. The great thing about a Chesterfield sofa is that whether you dress it up or down, it’s going to look fabulous. Period. Take a look at what we found on the Belle Maison blog.
In a goldenrod shade of yellow, this butter soft leather Chesterfield can fit into a feminine or masculine setting.
This black Chesterfield boasts feminine flair as it’s dressed up with a mini coffee table and a rug.
It doesn’t get much better than this. A golden and velvety Chesterfield against a bright plum backdrop.
Turquoise Chesterfields surrounded by polished wooden walls creates a formal yet stylish setting.
A plush white Chesterfield adorned with touches of navy and midnight blues is ultra chic.
What do you think of the Chesterfield style? Leave a comment and let us know!
….and our Darien Estate photos continue! Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist with your next design project. In the meantime, take a closer look at one of the residence we recently helped seasonally decorate!
If you’re interested in amassing a collection of objects for your home that conveys a strong sense of individuality and energy, you’ve found your creative partner in Marvin Gardens! Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist with your next design project. In the meantime, take a closer look at one of the residence we recently helped seasonally decorate!
Contrary to popular belief, it’s very possible to have a beautiful and healthy garden in the winter time. There are a wide variety of plants that can be grown successfully during the cooler months and with a little bit of know-how and some TLC, they can thrive wonderfully into the spring and even the summer of the following year.
At Marvin Gardens, one of our favorite winter plants has always been the Poinsettia with the whimsical Christmas Cactus not too far behind. They both add such a festive touch of cheer to any yard and also liven up interiors just as nicely!
A few others include:
Skimmia x confusa Kew Green: Shiny green leaves with fragrant greenish-yellow flowers. great for under trees in partial shade, drought tolerant.
Choisya ternata Sundance: A rounded dense shrub, evergreen with bright yellow-green glossy leaves. Scented white star shaped flowers in clusters in late spring.
Helleborus niger ‘Christmas rose: Clustered light green flowers on strong stems, forms bold clumps of deeply divided evergreen foliage.
Contact Marvin Gardens today to learn more about how we can help with your holiday decorating!
If your garden needs some character, there’s no way you can pass up this adorable collection from Marvin Gardens. Featuring a wide variety of animals from piggies to goats and everything in between, “Animals” is a collection of Mexican folk art that’s been created from recycled pieces of industrial and agricultural sheet metal. Many of the pieces are life-sized creations that still bare original paint and lettering. These repurposed little guys make great holiday gifts so purchase a few today!
Contact Marven Gardens for more info and visit the Animals album on our Facebook to see more from the collection. And don’t forget, you don’t have to be a member to view our Facebook page!