Freddy’s Landscape Company brings BioNova Natural Swimming Pools to Connecticut

By Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Permalink 0

Many of us can remember the joy of swimming in a fresh-water pond or lake all summer long as kids. Up until now, most children have never had a natural swimming experience due to chemical treatments, polluted waters and more. Freddy’s Landscape Company of Fairfield, CT is bringing that fresh -water experience back as the only licensed dealer in Connecticut for BioNova Natural Swimming Pools and waterscapes. These organic pools are 100% chemical free and purify the water using plants. The biological filtration system makes an ecologically-friendly pool, which requires less energy and maintenance. Pools designed as natural “pond-like” water oases, ...

Outdoor Tech Trends

By Thursday, May 28, 2015 Permalink 0

ECH+D talks “tech” with Conor Coleman of Realm and Glenn Levinson of Westfair TV The days of bringing your stereo outside or opening up your windows to hear music are over, as are the days of going inside on a beautiful day to watch your favorite TV show. It is amazing how far outdoor technology has come in the past few years, all while being so obtainable and effortless for the homeowner. It makes perfect sense: why build an amazing backyard oasis and not include technology that is equal to—or better than—what you have indoors? Besides, after our long winters, we ...

Pollinator Gardens

By Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Permalink 0

There is nothing more rewarding for a landscape designer than to see your gardens appreciated not only by your clients but also by the creatures that inhabit them. Having designed landscapes throughout the East Coast for more 15 years, I can recall when it was not uncommon to be in gardens filled with butterflies—whether a late-spring gathering of yellow-and-black-winged swallowtail butterflies in Vermont, or the fall migration of the orange-winged monarchs during their great fall migration on the banks of the Potomac. It was always a site to behold as they fluttered between the blossoms. Lately, however, these scenes have become ...

Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses Opens New Facility

By Friday, March 27, 2015 Permalink 0

Greenwich garden center Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses new 26,000 square foot facility is now open for shopping. Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, which has been a strong presence in Greenwich for 85 years, has opened brand new retail space for their customers this year. They built a new Nexus Greenhouse complete with a new store, a new retail area, new growing range, a new potting area and more. In addition to improving efficiency - the new facility collects roof runoff which is re-circulated and then used for irrigation. It’s also more energy efficient; applying zone heating (only heating areas where ...

Artemis Landscape Architects Creates a Seamless Outdoor Retreat in New Canaan

By Tuesday, May 27, 2014 Permalink 1

When Tara Vincenta from Artemis Landscape Architects was asked to incorporate an outdoor retreat to her New Canaan client’s 4-acre backyard she made sure to keep within the shingle style homes character, creating an atmosphere that was seamless. She wanted to design a “living and entertaining area as an extension of the house.” She was given a large palette to play with artistically and as the homeowners had a large space to be awakened in summer. This “retreat’s” main focus starts with the rectangular vivid blue pool that as Tara said “it is purposely set away from the main entertaining areas ...

A Restoration & Renovation of Historical Proportions: Janice Parker

The Mission Blend garden romance and historical charm with versatile functionality and contemporary design. Importantly, honor the original design created by the legendary, Ellen Biddle Shipman. Combine two lots, make them work separately and together. A delightful proposition for a modern-day design maven, who fortunately, combines well-honed analytical skills with intuitive artistic sensibilities. However, there were Complications. The westward facing slope was very steep, posing all kinds of issues. The garden pavilion, signature fountain, and sundry masonry was in total disrepair. Retaining walls were in structural failure. Underground spaghetti ruled, it was a counter-intuitive crazy quilt of drainage pipes and utility ...