"It will be as if we were never there – only better."
We strive to create the most verdant landscapes by imparting a holistic approach to each setting. As Earth's ambassador our goal is to seamlessly unite a site's existing characteristics with the perfect plan.
Nature Dictates Design
A design begins with one's needs, desires. From there we look to Nature. We believe that both Human Nature and Mother Nature are of the utmost importance when developing a new or existing garden.
Healthy plants are beautiful plants. Beautiful plants make a garden exceptional. We create healthy, beautiful plantings using a site-specific plant approach.
INSTALLATION & CARE
~ container gardening
~ entry gardens
~ planting design
~ holistic estate garden management
~ conservatory & greenhouse plant care
"We garden organically — even in pots."
Jenna O'Brien's Educational offerings
Jenna has been teaching to the garden community since 2005, hosted by such venues as Berkshire Botanical Garden, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Hollister House Garden, Westchester County Cooperative Extenson of Cornell, Ward's Nursery and Garden Center and private lectures to garden clubs.
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Ward's Nursery & Garden Center
Gt. Barrington MA
The art of the container comes from creating combinations that can handle the same environment while making an impact of contrasts and similarities. Whether you want continuous flowers, herbs or even vegetables, containers and their mobility can offer new options.
Jenna’s slides will give you loads of ideas and the basic principles about designing a container; then, you will participate in the creation of one from Ward’s current plant offerings.
with make-up date
to be determined
Education Center at
Berkshire Botanical Gardens
This course, part of the Horticultural Certificate Program, is a unique opportunity to study container gardening in depth.
Jenna uses containers in the landscape to enhance and extend seasonal beauty, produce food and create an authentic sense of place. Learn how Jenna carries out her container designs from functional and conceptual design to pot, plant and soil selections while viewing a slideshow of her latest designs, followed by a hands-on demonstration.
March 11, 18, 25 2020
Every garden requires care, yet if you start off on the right foot by learning some simple techniques, your gardening efforts can be very rewarding. Learn how Jenna designs her gardens to be less labor intensive, using techniques she has developed from over 20 years as a professional perennial and container gardener in the Berkshires.
Jenna O'Brien, founder and owner of Viridissima Hortiiculture and Design, uses containers in the landscape to enhance and extend seasonal beauty, produce food and help create an authentic sense of place. In this illustrated presentation you will learn how Jenna carries out her container designs. Beginning with a discussion on functional and conceptual design she will talk about pot, plant and soil selection. The presentation will be followed by a hands-on demonstration and a lucky attendee will win the completed container.
A New perspective on Container Gardening
Bringing Plants in
for the Winter
At the end of the summer, what do you do with all those special patio plants that you have fussed over for the summer months? This class will give gardeners tricks of the trade to protect their tender perennials, house plants, woody potted specimens and succulent collections and to encourage them to thrive during the winter season. Taught by Jenna O'Brien, topics of this class will include cultivation, fertilizing, watering and healthcare. Learn by doing and take home some plant companions, These simple, cost-saving methods will help gardeners multiply their plant supply for the next season's garden.
What we are reading ...
Jenna says: "Please, tell me stories of plants, people, reciprocity, and interrelation anytime. This novel has re-ignited my passion for our Earth and her Forests. I was born in the Pacific Northwest and a part of me has never left."