Pretty Flowers began in 1994 when Amy, who had a passion for nature and flowers, began gardening and designing floral arrangements for clients in her hometown of Brunswick, Maine. Since then, Pretty Flowers has grown to a team of gardeners who all share the same love of plants and flowers. Amy and her team now travel beyond Brunswick to care for very special gardens along the midcoast.
If you’re looking for help creating or maintaining a garden, consider Pretty Flowers for these reasons:
We’re passionate. Have you ever sat down with “plant people” and asked them what their favorite plant was and why? We’re all plant people, but we’re artists too. We appreciate form, texture and color and love creating beautiful combinations with plants and flowers.
We care about the health of your plants. This is not “just a job” for us. We take pride in our work and want your property to get the attention it deserves! We deadhead, weed, fertilize, stake and prune so your plants can get the maximum benefit of care.
We’re consistent and reliable. We love what we do and we have a responsibility to take care of your property. We plan out our calendar in the winter months so you know when to expect us during the spring, summer and fall. Most customers choose weekly care, but we also offer bi-weekly or monthly maintenance depending on your garden’s needs.
We design. Do you have a yard that’s a blank canvas? Have you ever dreamed of having a flowering tree or a bountiful perennial garden? We can take a patch of grass and create a beautiful landscape drawing for you and provide a detailed list of plants that would thrive in your landscape.
We can help you water. If you have dry beds that require constant watering- especially during a heat wave, we can water. Taking a vacation? Hire us to water while you’re away. We can also install an irrigation system complete with a timer, so no one has to worry!
We can rejuvenate an established garden. Did you just move to a new home? Are there remnants of gardens but you’re not quite sure what you’re dealing with? Does your garden need a “freshening up”? We can help! We love the challenge of working with existing gardens and breathing new life into them. Maybe you have some perennials or shrubs that aren’t thriving in their current spot. Instead of tossing them, let us move them to a better location on your property. Plants can be incredibly resilient if given the right conditions.
We can fix your soil. Healthy soil= healthy plants. We work with some of the best soil enhancement products available in Maine. We use a wonderful blend of compost and mulch in the spring to give your plants the head start they need. Over time, this blend breaks down and adds nutrients to your soil- making your plants noticeably healthier.
We can add lasting color with annuals. Perennials are a wonderful way to add color and interest throughout the season; every few weeks your garden evolves into something different. However, if you’re looking for constant color or plants that will fill in the gaps, we can incorporate hardy annuals that will last throughout the season. This is an excellent option if your garden is in a highly visible part of town.
We can plant Tulips, Hyacinth and other beautiful spring bulbs. We plant these in the fall and dig them up after they’ve finished blooming and plant new bulbs the following fall so you can get the most vibrant color every year.
We can grow Dahlias or other cut flowers for you. Ever dream of having your own cutting garden right out your kitchen window? We specialize in growing Dahlias or other long lasting cut flowers and foliage. Want to save your Dahlia tubers for the following year? We can do that too.
We design and install container gardens. Do you have a pool deck or patio that could use some seasonal color? Do you have a spot in your garden where nothing will grow? Do you want a colorful display to be changed out with the seasons? Do you want to add seasonal privacy with plants and flowers? Or do you just want to make a statement? Installing temporary gardens is a passion of ours and we love using unique and interesting plants. Have a color palette in mind? We can tailor your container gardens to match your decor or compliment your house color.