Meghan O'Connell2020/01/26

2019 Garden Project Highlights

The Green Urb Gardens team worked hard on this little urban garden project in Cambridge, MA last fall. This spot was totally overgrown by weed-trees almost as tall as the house, not to mention the unruly amounts of one of our most depised invasive weeds: black swallow wort. But we toiled diligently to remove all of these eye sores before we created a brand-new beautiful garden oasis. We can't wait to see it grow in! Enjoy the before and after photos below.

Meghan O'Connell2020/01/19

Supporting your Garden Ecosystem

It sure has been a strange winter here in Boston. We had a ton of snowfall early in December-- 12 to 24 inches (less in the city, more going into the suburbs) over the course of just 3 days. Then last weekend it was nearly 70 degrees!

As a gardener, I am keenly aware of the interconnectedness of the weather, plants, bugs, animals and our human selves. I worry about the erratic weather patterns that we have been seeing more of lately, and the greater impacts of climate change.

This is why we make natural and self-sustaining garden care our priority. It is so important to make sure all the components of your eco-system are working together so that your garden not only stays beautiful, but actually enhances the earth in which it grows.

Winter in New England naturally causes me to turn inward... to spend more time  reflecting. I'm going into my fourth year of business in 2020 and I am excited to learn more about sustainable gardening so that I can continue to put best practices into use for our clients! I am honing my vision for my business and for the team I will be putting together this year!

Stay tuned...

Besides wintertime reflecting, I also had fun being creative with these winter arrangements. I used branches that I had pruned from clients' plants at the end of fall: Red twig Dogwoods, and Boxwoods, as well as some Spruce branches from my Christmas tree to create these lovely holiday decorations. The branches still look quite nice almost 2 months later!