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10 Ways to Create a Secret Garden

You can design your garden to feel like a secluded backyard retreat, a world apart from the hustle of daily life No matter where your plot of land is —
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One Fantastical Garden

For Susan McLaughlin, her wooded, lakeside house in Newtown, CT plays an influential role in her artistic vision as a magical realist painter. By providing her with an environment that
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The Dog Days of Summer To-Do List

A Water-Wise Focus: A saturating inch per week is optimal for most plants. Allow lawns to go dormant during a period of drought and regularly water only new annuals, perennials,
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Poolscaping 101

Before you start planting, consider the following: Color: Ensure you have continuous color from spring through late fall. Pines, ferns, and hostas provide a relaxing, cool feel, while black-eyed susans,
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Meet Cindy, Office Manager at Holmes Fine Gardens!

Let’s go behind the scenes at Holmes Fine Gardens and get to know our Office Manager, Cindy! If you could write your own job title that best describes what you
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A Deep Dive into Invasive Plants

  As the owner of Holmes Fine Gardens, I spend a lot of time driving through the neighborhoods of Newtown and its surrounding towns. And since this region is void
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