7 entries in “Fresh Ideas”

Landscapes and Pancakes Podcast: Episode One

"He Said, She Said" with Guest Justin Peterson. In Episode One, Neil and Samantha Best introduce themselves and their inspiration for this podcast. They discuss their goals for the podcast, what it's like to be married business partners, and have a lively conversation with Justin Peterson, stone sourcer extraordinaire! Check out this new podcast for updates on the Green Industry, their projects, and for entertaining…

What's the Perfect Size?

How big is too big? Should your patio be smaller? Do you need something tall in that corner that you see everyday? Incorporating landscape elements that fit the scale of your home and property is key to a successful landscape project. Check out this video for an example of how we solved the question of scale in the landscape.

Taking the Plunge

Taking the Plunge

So you’ve decided to finally take the plunge and build a pool? Well good for you! Your dream “home vacation” spot awaits! But you might want to put on the brakes before you sign on the dotted line with a pool builder. And here’s why. Planning for the pool, the space around it, and the space around that, is the most important part of building the pool. There are plenty of contractors who can get…

The Politics of Stone

This past weekend we took a beautiful family walk at a nearby bird sanctuary, a welcome respite from the crazy energy of today’s election. Surrounded by the beauty of Fall in New England, glorious woodland stone walls, and a crisp chill in the air, we ended our journey at our favorite café. Hot chocolate for the boys and fancy coffee drinks for us.   Upon returning home, and wonderfully caffeinated,…

Designing a Winter Garden

Do the winter blues have you down? Well take a winter garden tour through one of our favorite gardens and get inspired with some ideas to make your winter garden (almost) as interesting as your summer garden.