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Boston-based Potted Up Creates Gorgeous Gardens, Scaled for the City
A bustling metropolitan lifestyle isn’t typically seen as one that fosters an easy connection to nature. Yet that’s exactly what Boston urban gardening pro Ed MacLean sets out to do for his clients every day.
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A Kitchen, Deck Combo Lets the Fun Expand: Potted Up featured in Boston Globe
Excerpt: The flooring’s darker hue blends with the mahogany used for the deck, conceived, along with a new stone patio, by landscape designer Ed MacLean of Potted Up. As a result, when the wall of glass is retracted, outdoor and indoor work as a unified space, Reed says, practically doubling the living area. With a gas grill, a built-in wooden banquette to one side, and semi-circular loungers around a fire pit (that can also be topped to form a table), the deck extends not just the living space, but the season. “The kids are out there making s’mores well into fall,” says Julie. “It’s their favorite part of the house.”
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Old and New in Harmony: Potted Up featured in This Old House
In 2010/2011, Potted Up worked with architect Michael Kim of Michael Kim Associates and the homeowners on a projected located in Brookline, MA. The project was very interesting as Michael’s design blended a modern interior with the brick exterior of a traditional 1920 two family home. Potted Up designed the exterior deck and adjoining garden, featuring a large Japanese Stewartia tree which was installed as the deck was being constructed around the tree.
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Potted Up & New England Land Artisan Recieve Top Awards at 2011 Boston Flower Show
Ed MacLean, together with the team at New England Land Artisan, created an award-winning, jaw-dropping landscape experience at the 2011 Boston Flower & Garden Show. View Photos »
  • Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals Award
    Presented to the exhibit that shows a clear synthesis of landscape composition, hard-scape materials, plant selection and finishes to illustrate the best professional practices.
  • Landscape Design Council of the Garden Club Federation of MA, Inc. Award 1
    For excellence in landscape design in a professional garden exhibit of less than 1,000 square feet.
  • Landscape Design Council of the Garden Club Federation of MA, Inc. Award 11
    For the effective use of garden ornaments, water features, specimen trees, or topiary in creating good design.


A Pocket Garden in Provincetown
Whoever said 'bigger is better' has clearly never seen this exceptional pocket garden (Fall, 2010).
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A Guide to Urban Gardening
Ed MacLean and Potted Up can help transform your rooftop into an urban oasis.
From sprucing up your window box to growing a living wall, this professional urban gardener will help you do it (April 21, 2010). Read the full story


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