Author Archives: seaflower

Quick tip

If you need to bury a wire for lighting, pool controls, or a new thermostat wire to your shop, it’s a very good idea to put that wire in a conduit. Even though some wire is rated for direct burial, that will not protect it from a shovel. You (or your gardener) will thank me […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Quick tip

Regarding Leaf Blowers

It’s fall once again, and once again we are being treated to numerous editorials, posts, and rants about the stupidity and general evilness of leaf blowers. And really, they are stupid and spew a lot of greenhouse gasses and make a really annoying racket. But all those writers make no effort to understand why they […]

Posted in Business, Maintenance | Comments Off on Regarding Leaf Blowers

Equation for Happiness

A truckload of plants: Plus a blank slate: Equals:

Posted in Flowers, Gardens, Landscaping | Comments Off on Equation for Happiness


Yes, I am slowly being dragged into the modern world of social media, starting, and probably ending, with Facebook. (and I do know that FB is totally passe’ now, but hey, I’m trying). So if you are curious, go to Seaflower Garden & Design, and “like” it. or give us a review. There will be […]

Posted in Business | Comments Off on Facebook!?

Spring in Ireland

I just got back from a trip to Ireland, where the season is much more advanced. Now I get to see spring twice!   Of course, being Ireland there were stone walls everywhere. This is one of the oldest examples, a collapsed beehive hut on the slopes of Mt Brandon:   No trip is to […]

Posted in Flowers, Gardens, Stonework | Comments Off on Spring in Ireland

A big change

       On this, the vernal equinox, spring is upon us, although you would never know it based on the weather and the amount of snow still piled up. I am sure everyone is spending at least a few moments thinking about their garden.        After 20 years of being a professional gardener, I am […]

Posted in Business, Maintenance | Comments Off on A big change

Deer keep out

Some deer protection in Georgetown: I used 2.5 oz nonwoven frost blanket. It lets in light and water, but won’t heat up in the sun. Also, the deer can’t see through it, so hopefully they will move on to other places.

Posted in Pest control | Comments Off on Deer keep out

Christmas is coming!

I donated some wreaths I decorated to The Chocolate Church.   I used pine, golden false cypress, inkberry, juniper, sumac flowers, and winterberry, mostly wild harvested, or from my garden.

Posted in Garden Decor | Comments Off on Christmas is coming!

The begining of the path

We’ve started the bluestone walkway. It is dry laid on a layer of sand, and will be bordered with granite pavers. It has a bit of a curve to it, meandering around the crabapple tree. Hopefully this will encourage visitors to linger a bit on the way to the door.

Posted in Hardscaping, Stonework | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on The begining of the path

Ned’s Garden

A client in The Highlands retirement community in Topsham is donating a gazebo and garden to her neighborhood in memory of her late husband, Ned. He was one of the most genuinely friendly people I have ever met, and a favorite of us at Seaflower. We are honored to work on this project. This garden […]

Posted in Gardens | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Ned’s Garden