Last fall I began a new project, The Mary Prentiss Inn, located on Prentiss Street off of Harvard Square. The old garden had grown up and out and the plants had become too over-sized for the little borders out front of the Inn.
Mary Prentiss Inn ~ Before
Jennifer Fandetti, who runs her family’s Inn, had wanted more color throughout the growing season, as well as flowers to bring indoors to decorate the rooms.
Jennifer and bulb-planting helper
Our awesome fall crew planting the borders
We are all so weary of winter colors by the time spring arrives that the tulips and spring ephemerals are a wonderfully welcome sight. I make a special mix of colors and variety for each client and later this spring we’ll add perennials and annuals. The boxwoods give the borders a neat appearance and the hollies and magnolia provide structure and beauty throughout the year. Coming soon is a little cutting garden along the side of the building. For now, everyone, including guests and neighbors, are enjoying the new look at the Inn!
Harvard and MIT are just around the corner from the Mary Prentiss, and with all the graduations and and events, if you need a wonderful place to stay, or recommend to a friend, The Mary Prentiss Inn is an absolutely perfect and delightful inn in the heart of Cambridge. The staff is gracious and helpful, the building has been beautifully renovated and restored (and is meticulously maintained) and all the rooms charming and beautifully appointed with decor by Charlotte’s Forsythe. Amenities include high speed internet service (wired and WiFi), cooked to order breakfasts, and 100 cotton bed linens. Every afternoon tea is served with a super yummy homemade cookies and other sweet treats. Around back is a stunning secret garden and sunny courtyard used for breakfast, tea, and relaxing.
I watched these two women as they were walking down Mass Ave. They looked down Prentiss Street, saw the flowers, turned around and came back to photograph, and then proceded back down Mass Ave!