Boston Gardening

Fall in New England!!

Fall in New England is one of my favorite times of year (at least weather and nature-wise) There are so many fun colors, the air is crisp, and fall just has this certain feeling of freshness that really enhances our senses. It's a great time of year to hop in the car and drive all around New England. Each town has something amazing to offer during the autumn months: fall festivals with fresh apples, apple cider, apple cider donuts, pumpkin caving festivals, maple syrup tours, and the list could go on forever!! 

Here are some of our favorite fall activities to do in New England:

The Warren Family Farm, North Brookfield, MA

Nashoba Valley Winery, Nashoba, MA

Schartner Farms Corn Maze, Bolton, MA

Maine Brew Fest, Sunday Rive, Newry, ME

Pumpkin Festival, Keene, NH

Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular, Providence, RI

If you live in Boston take a drive around to take a peek at some of the amazing fall containers that are on display throughout the city! There are some amazing designers who have created some great works of art! Here are a few fun container gardens that I found on Pinterest to inspire you for your own container gardens!! 

We would love to see some of your container gardens! Tag us on Twitter or Instagram to share your works of art with us!! 

Let us help you put a little Spring in your step!

While we are all eagerly waiting for the spring weather to arrive, we are dreaming about all the emerging flowers and greenery that will be popping up in the next weeks! The forsythia, tulips, daffodils, pansies are all such stunning signs that winter is finally gone and we get to thaw out and begin to thinking about our spring gardening. 

Do you have favorite plants that you use as soon as the warm weather makes it's appearance?

Boston Exterior Container Garden
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Boston Exterior Container Gardens

Fall Container Gardens Inspiration

I guess it is time to accept that Autumn is here. It's time to embrace the pumpkin-spice lattes, scarves, fall boots, mums, and the spectacular changing leaves!

As we dive deeper into this season, I wanted to share some of my favorite autumn container gardens that I have fallen (pun intended) in LOVE with! I am constantly inspired by other designers' creativity and ability to produce such stunning works of art. Take a peek at some of the gardens I love. See more on our Pinterest Fall Board

What are your plans for your container gardens this fall? We would love to see your creations!! 

Dreaming of Summer!

As we yearn for the long warm summer days and those perfect summer evenings where we can relax outside after a long day at work, Harding Botanicals is busy planning our summer plantings! These container gardens and planter beds are some of our favorites because we get to see them transform throughout the summer as they bask in the sun and grow a little each day.

Like many other designers, our recipe for container gardens is a filler, thrillers, and a spiller! Thriller: we usually like a statement plant like a hibicus, alocasia, grass, palms. Fillers we love to add pops of color: coleus, impatiens, dusty miller, cleome, fuchsia, lantana, begonia, caladium. Last but not least are the spillers: iopmea, calibrachoa, dichondra, ivy, petunia. 

Another thing to think about before planting is light! For direct sun planters we LOVE to use: ipomea, calibrachoa, dusty miller, dichondra, cleome. lantana. for our shady pots we use: coleus, impatiens, fuchsia, ivy, heuchera, caladium, ferns, begonia. 

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Check out our 'Container Gardens' board on Pinterest for some of our inspirations.