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Gwenythe b. Harvey, Landscape and Garden Designer, blends strong designs, natural materials and innovative plantings to
create bold,  architectural and timeless landscapes.
Founded on a passion for design excellence and a meticulous attention to detail, our work ranges from the classical to the contemporary. We
pride ourselves on working closely with our clients to produce unique schemes within the constraints of the budget and the site.  The practice can
accomondate complex long term projects yet is small enough to maintain a very personal approach with Gwenythe remaining closely involved
from start to finish.  Shown below are a few choice Landscape Designs from 2012. Enjoy!
The Torrington Historical
Hotchkiss-Flyer House,
Museum and Carriage House
Enhancing a popular Tourist
Destination in downtown
Torrington, Ct........
Excerpt from Proposal
"This has been an entertaining and
interesting research project. I have
searched the Smithsonian's Archives of
American Gardens, which includes
thousands of slides from the 1920-1930's.
On the final draft, plants that have been in
cultivation since the mid 1920's should be
chosen to complement what is already on
site. Large Rose gardens were popular in
this time frame as were plants such as
Lilies, Hydrangeas and Hostas.
Heirloom Rose growers provide the year
that a Rose came into cultivation, as do
heirloom Bulb growers, so its easy  to tell
what kinds of Roses or Daffodils a 1930ish
garden held. The key is searching for plants
that are labeled 'heirloom' or 'antique'.
I have found many books from that era that
were extremely helpful, particularly "The  
Fragrant Path" by Louise Beebe Wilder,
which was published in 1932.
In addition, we know that Gertrude was fond
of Carnations, Dahlias, rambling Roses,
Calla Lilies, Chrysanthemums, and tall
specimen Lilies.  Thus the final plan will be
representative of that fact.
As an aside,  the climbing Rose that is
growing tirelessly over the Arbor by the rear
entry is an old fashioned variety named
'Blush Noisette', which was introduced in
France in 1817. Its many clusters of
pink-lilac blooms repeat profusely and are
richly scented.
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