The winter season of 2014-2015 will be one that all future winters will be measured upon. It will be written down in the record books as New England’s coldest and the snowiest winter ever. It has also left many scars of on the landscape, snow piles, damaged lawns, broken shrubs and heaving roads and walks. This winter still has plenty left around to keep reminding us of what a challenge it truly was?
Spring is here and this 2015, the anticipation of the season has never been greater. With the melting snow and the temperature’s warming up, the landscapes are slowly waking up from a long hibernation and will leap alive with a symphony of colors, textures, fragrance, sound and life.
Chestnut Hill Realty’s landscaping professionals are already appearing on the properties. They are starting with cleaning up the winter’s damage, pruning broken shrubs, cleaning and cutting back last year’s dead growth, dethatching and fertilizing lawns, edging and mulching beds all in anticipation for the rush of growth and color.
One of the first blooms that you will start to notice on the properties is the spring flowering trees and shrubs. Each location offers such diversity with stand outs like the early blooming Okame and Yoshino Cherries , the ever fragrant Star and Saucer Magnolia’s and the aristocratic Florida and Kousa Dogwoods that offer an ornamental value for every season. Other notable spring flowering trees that will merit your attention are the Redbuds, Crabapples, Hawthorns and Amelianchiers. The flowering shrubs that you will observe have a variety of bloom times right up until June. These plants include both deciduous and evergreen species like the Witch-hazels, Forsythias, Azaleas, Spireas, Rhododendrons and every Mother’s favorite, the Lilacs.
Another CHR standard is the very prolific seasonal flower displays highlighted throughout the properties. As the ground continues to thaw you will see a variety of green stems poking up through what is left of the snow. Spring blooming bulbs are planted every fall with a variety and multitude of color, textures, heights and blooms right into mid-May. This year’s bulb total reached over 30,000 planted throughout all Chestnut Hill Realty’s properties. Most have a variety of Daffodils, Hyacinth, Alliums, Crocus and the main showcase bulb for all the sites is the ever popular Tulip.
As this long awaited spring awakens and the last of the snow has melted get out and explore your surroundings and enjoy the sensory experience and beauty of what your residence has to offer.