Pumpkin was a food staple for the Native Americans around Plymouth, and they shared the knowledge of how to grow it with the Pilgrims. While some early pumpkins were actually types of winter squash, some were similar in appearance to the classic New England pie pumpkin.
One updated section of a 200-acre farm in New England features an infinity pool and lawn terraces by meant for modern living, just outside the contemporary home. Maryann Thompson Architect kept the mature beech, elm and sycamore trees.
New England aster (Aster novae-angliae) is a beloved native plant that’s an all-time fall favorite. ‘Purple Dome’ unfurls 1.5-inch blooms in shades of deep purple, but you can find asters in a host of other colors, too. Look for asters with blossoms in neon or pastel pink, white, lavender and violet. Flowers beckon late-season pollinators, including bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Plants grow 18 to 24 inches tall and 24 to 36 inches wide. Hardy in Zones 5-8.
Welcome fall with the beautiful blooms of an autumn classic: New England aster. This beauty offers blooms in a host of hues, including brilliant purple, pale lavender, pink and ruby. Asters beckon butterflies and bees with their blooms, providing an important food supply to pollinators from late summer into fall. Asters have a tendency to flop. Plan to prune in early summer or stake in autumn. ‘Purple Dome’ plants grow 18 to 24 inches tall and 12 to 18 inches wide. Hardy in Zones 3-8.
“When you live in New England, and you’re outdoors all the time, I don’t think people worry about cool weather because they’re pretty hardy,” explains HGTV Dream Home 2015 designer Linda Woodrum. “I think this is a patio that will get a lot of use.”
Erin’s design style is perfect mix of Connecticut and Maine. Calling it, “Classical New England Traditional with a Modern Twist,” her interiors evoke the perfect coastal getaway with a dash of color thrown in. Her living room reflects this aesthetic beautifully. Neutral tones from floor to ceiling create a sense of instant ease, the colors diversified by a range of patterns and textures. Tongue-in-cheek accessories like the sculpted bust wearing mardi gras beads offer a bit of fun while the light blue sofa adds a touch of sky and surf to this sandy interior.
The house is even bigger than it looks, with a 3,098-square-foot floor plan that boasts five bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths. The unique exterior was influenced by the barns seen throughout New England.
This welcoming two-story home features a contemporary addition with two styles of retaining walls – bluestone and ashlar granite – separating the house from the driveway and defining the borders of the property.
A variety of blue, purple, green and white hues interplay in this ASLA 2018 Honor Award winner by Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architecture. Perennials, evergreens and water lilies contrast in height and texture to create a contemporary, dynamic garden in Newport, Rhode Island.