In honor of our garden issue—and the imminent arrival of warmer weather—we asked fifteen local landscapers… What gives you spring fever?
“Spring fever seizes me every year through the sense of smell. The ground thawing and exhaling rich, earthy aromas signals that the season of creativity and planning—on paper—will soon yield to a flurry of activity and sensory bombardment. This year I am particularly excited about a property in Darien overlooking the Long Island Sound. ” —Greg Lombardi, Gregory Lombardi Design Incorporated
At Winston Flowers, we’re fortunate to be surrounded by gorgeous, colorful spring blooms from all over the world, and spring is when everything around us comes back to life. So whether we’re designing a backyard garden party or a social gathering at a country club, our designers are taking the elements and colors of spring to inspire everyone involved. So for us, it’s the colors of spring that inspire us to create arrangements that bring the season indoors! —Emily Pinon, Drector of Special Events, Winston Flowers
“To anyone looking forward to ‘spring fever,’ I would say not to wait for warm weather to dream. Now is the perfect time to plan a project, so you are ready to begin work as soon as the weather changes. Perhaps consider adding the visual interest and tranquility of a water feature to your design.” —Sean Jancski, Sean Jancski Landscape Architects
All winter I carefully plan my potager, my kitchen garden. It will soon be time to prepare the soil that will provide a bounty of summer salads, fresh herbs, vegetables and flowers for my table. I love to entertain friends and family on the terrace overlooking the gardens in the distance. I can’t wait for spring! —Nancy King, Seventy Acres, LLC
“This photo represents one of my favorite harbingers of spring: vibrant purple crocuses with bright, orange-yellow stamens standing at attention on a whitewashed stage. Frequently the only color in the early spring landscape, the crocus provides an eagerly awaited eruption of life amidst a still slumbering monochromatic earth.” —Burt Demarche, The Laurelrock Company
Read what all of our landscapers had to say in the March/April 2013 issue of athome Magazine.