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The Biggest Maple Event of the Year- This Weekend at Grist Mill Landscaping

0 Written by: | Friday, May 15, 2015 12:00pm

On May 16 – 17,  Grist Mill Landscaping will be open to the public, celebrating the best maple event of the year.  Stop by between 9am – 6pm to take in the area’s largest selection of Japanese Maples, as well as other gorgeous rare trees.  Pack a picnic and enjoy walking the gorgeous grounds. Rain date 5/23 – 5/24.

 

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Mark Your Calendar for the Best Maple Event of the Year at Grist Mill Landscaping

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 05, 2015 10:00am

On May 16 – 17,  Grist Mill Landscaping will be open to the public, celebrating the best maple event of the year.  Stop by between 9am – 6pm to take in the area’s largest selection of Japanese Maples, as well as other gorgeous rare trees. Pack a picnic and enjoy walking the gorgeous grounds. Rain date 5/23 – 5/24.

 

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Advance Tickets on Sale Now – April 24th for Garden Festival at Ladew

0 Written by: | Monday, Apr 20, 2015 2:00pm

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Garden Festival at Ladew Topiary Gardens, now in its 7th year, has become the most anticipated rare plant, garden ornaments, and antiques sale in the region, featuring an exclusive collection of vendors from throughout the eastern seaboard. Read More →

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House of the Day: Monkton Farmhouse, ‘Whispering Pines’, Circa 1850, With Pool and Bank Barn

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 4:34pm

$664,000
16501 York Road, Monkton
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House of the Day: Pretty Farmhouse, Custom Built, On 5.7 Acres In Monkton With Hereford Schools

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014 4:26pm

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Maple Tree and Rare Plant Sale This Fri – Sun at Grist Mill Landscaping

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 29, 2014 10:17am

Ready for fall planting?  Perfect timing!  This weekend, Grist Mill Landscaping will be open to the public, offering one of the best maple tree and rare plant sale of the year.  Stop by between 8am – 5pm to take in the area’s largest selection of Red Maples, Japanese Maples, Sugar Maples as well as other gorgeous unusual plants and trees to make your outdoor living space spectacularly unique.  Don’t pass up this opportunity to walk 3+ acres of gorgeous landscape while you’re there.  Bob Farmer had created a viewing garden oasis, and offers many ways for you to showcase your new trees. And don’t worry, delivery is available!

 

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House of the Day: 1915 Converted Barn, Architect Designed, On The Gunpowder River

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 10:39am

$1,317,500
16706 Remare Road, Monkton
4 bedroom(s), 5 bathroom(s)
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The Dan Haas Band Lights Up Ladew Garden Concert Series Sunday

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 18, 2014 4:59pm

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July 13: Dan Haas Band at Ladew Gardens

Despite being from Annapolis, the Dan Haas Band performs much more than yacht rock! From Motown to today’s hits, to rock, pop and classics, this band’s set list is an auditory smorgasbord that all ages will enjoy!  
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Sounds, Scents and Shadows in the Garden with Gristmill Landscaping

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 11, 2014 11:00am

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Bob Farmer, owner of Gristmill Landscaping, considers more than color, shape and texture when he’s selecting plants for a garden. “Sounds, scents and shadows can really tie a garden together,” he says. The sounds of water in a water feature soothe and add ambiance. Water draws nature to the garden, particularly birds whose calls then fill the garden. The trees that the birds use also contribute sound in the form of the rustling leaves on deciduous trees and the whispering of pines. “Yes,” says Farmer. “Conifers do add sound.”

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Later in summer crickets add their symphony. Garden sounds even distract from the cacophony of traffic sounds on busy streets. The combined sounds in a garden help human inhabitants enjoy the space, sit and relax and have moments of reverie and reflection.

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“Scent is the most vital of all your senses,” says Farmer. Besides the most obvious scents, Farmer likes the smell of dew on the grass and plants, the smell of rain, even the smell of snow. In summer the smell of cut grass fills a garden after mowing. When planting and weeding, the loamy smell of earth arises.

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The smells of all elements – earth, wind, water and fire – are present in the garden if the garden has a fire pit or outdoor fireplace. In three seasons, spring to fall, the sweet smells of daffodils, hyacinths, viburnums, daphne bushes, lilacs, roses, lavender, monarda, lilies (especially ‘Stargazers’) and autumn clematis. “And don’t forget Styrax japonicus,” Farmer says of the elegant, compact tree that blooms in spring.

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“Shadows play such a part in the landscape too,” says Farmer. “Morning shadows are different than any other shadows.” First thing in the morning, he explains, the shadows are more intense. With the sun at noon, shadows begin to lengthen. Open plant material further elongates the shadows. “The same plants you plant for texture also create rewarding shadows,” Farmer says giving hinoki cypress as an example. “The whole plant is laced with shadows at any given time, because of the fan-shaped foliage that casts off unusual shadows.”

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The day ends with softer light and deeper shadows. “The dark becomes darker, and the light becomes lighter,” says Farmer. He likes white flowers to brighten the garden at dusk, moonflowers especially. Each large white trumpet unfurls in evening and stays open until sunrise. For an added bonus some moonflowers are fragrant.

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Sounds, scents and shadows not only tie a garden together, but they also carry through the garden, creating movement and adding sensory dimension to enrich the experience of working in and living with a garden.

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1532 Jarrettsville Road | Jarrettsville, MD, 21084 | 410-557-4213

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Unique Stone Pieces for Outdoor Living Spaces at Gristmill Landscaping

0 Written by: | Monday, Jun 09, 2014 1:00pm

(from the Gristmill Landscaping website)

A walkabout through the Gristmill exhibit gardens and nursery offers an opportunity to view a collection of unique stone carvings, objects of art, animal sculptures, benches and tables, placed as they might appear in your planned environment. Much of The Gristmill Collection is unique and exclusive in our area, many of the pieces designed by Bob. Fountains to firepits, antique millstones and watertroughs from Asia… all bring a special patina to the landscape. Granite, sandstone, slabs of jade, are some of the raw materials put to use, with pieces scaled for the smallest urban courtyard to large estate properties.

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