Monday, February 25, 2008

Our little Eden

Randomness, but what do you guys think about doing a seasonal change of plants if we do something indoors? Maybe pots at the entrance or somewhere. Thinking Isabella Stuart Gardner style.

And on the current project, some things to consider re outdoors:

Area will get ample sun, but will be shaded mid afternoon too. Do we want fountain/ statues included? Where would we put them? Footpaths/ patio/ benches?

Will be about a 40-50 FT corridor between the science center and Martin. Possibility of planting in there?

Flowering Trees:
See this website for name and image:

See this website for name and image:

Combo of the two:,1784,HGTV_3646,00.html

Stuff to consider:

Perks of Plantings:

Easy care perennials:

Places to buy:



Mike R said...

Metasequoia glyptostroboides, the Dawn Redwood, is a Mesozoic-era tree believed extinct until the 1940s when a single copse was discovered in a steep, isolated, and generally quite romantic valley in China. It is remarkably fast-growing, loves the New England weather, and has been revived to "critically endangered" status. Their average height is 80 feet as opposed to 300.
Check 'em out at:

Jess said...

thanks mike! will do :)