Thursday, September 27, 2018

Planters and Premiers!!

What a wonderful trip out to L.A.!!! This movie is amazing and I am so proud of my super talented sister who was sweet enough to invite me out to celebrate it's opening!! Of course there was time for some landscape consultations and planning for summer planters next year! The west coast division is really taking off and I am having a blast with planning all of the fun projects ahead!!


The Big L.A. Premiere!!
So proud of these two and their amazing work as the music supervisors. Julianne Jordan and Julia  Michels

The Kelley Girls conquering the world!! Bridget Huzar, Julianne Kelley Jordan

Bridget  Huzar with the pre-premiere selfie!!


Yes, it's Bradley


GAGA!!!!


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

PITCH PERFECT plantings!!!- by Bridget Huzar Garden Designs

Here are the pictures from my west coast business/fun trip...just as I promised!


                                                                    The premiere!


Me and my super talented sister Julianne Jordan...the music producer for the film.

My favorite celebrity of the evening! (Keegan Michael Key) and of course Isabelle Huzar

we are so "perfect 2" (Bridget Huzar, Julianne Jordan, Isabelle Huzar)



Next post will be a few pics from the business side!
-Bridget Huzar

Sunday, March 8, 2015

The Best Containers in the Lehigh Valley...and soon to be in Los Angeles!- By Bridget Huzar Garden Designs

What a looooong winter this has been! I can barely remember what the color green looks like and flowers are a lovely distant memory from a forgotten time.

Well....lets snap out of it and think of spring!!

To get back into the swing of spring, I have been busy planning all of the containers that I will be installing this year, which is at least double that of last year, so the news that Bridget Huzar Garden Designs has the best container plantings, has been catching on!
Yellow fragrant Rose, pink Bacopa, salmon petunias, lime creeping jenny and delicate irish moss


 No other company in the Lehigh Valley has the distinct reputation of designing and installing the most unique, long lasting and beautifully stunning containers for residential or commercial locations. Our Commercial installations have really increased as the word has spread about our creative and dependable work for every season. We have taken businesses from spring to winter with ever-changing displays and maintained the plantings with weekly professional care, to insure their vibrant health.

Hydrangea up top with white Bacopa filling out the sides, Oxalis added for texture and Clematis spilling down
In May I will be designing and installing several container displays in Los Angeles. I will be out there for the premiere of the movie Pitch Perfect 2, for which my talented sister worked on all of the music  (don't worry, I will be blogging about it- pictures and hopefully lots of fun stories to report).

One installation will be for a new pool/patio space, with a craftsman inspiration. That style will be lots of fun to enhance with my containers!

So, If you would like Bridget Huzar Garden Designs to design and install the containers for your location ( residential or commercial) please call soon...before you even see the color green again!
-Bridget Huzar

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

AIR PRODUCTS- Main Campus- by Bridget Huzar Garden Designs

When you think of industrial parks, you picture monotone, cold and commercial plantings. The main reason for this style of landscape is for ease of maintenance and the mistaken belief that this is what people expect non-residential landscapes to look like. Well, Bridget Huzar Garden Designs does not except this and plans to change that view!

It is true that you must consider maintenance when planning commercial work (just like residential design), but design also needs to compliment the architecture and surrounding environment. Low maintenance does not have to mean dull and uninspired. I believe it is also important to educate as a designer and teach those in charge of the maintenance about the specific nature of each plant and how best to avoid labor intensive care, by planting the right plant in the right place! 

When you have a grounds crew like the professional team at Air Products, you know whatever you design will be well taken care of.

Air Products has a long history of environmental awareness and stewardship. It is crucial that any new plantings on campus carry on this tradition. The first installation outside the main administration building, adds a much needed view of a beautiful, natural setting. Previously this space was completely devoid of warmth, color, interest or joy. My re-design combines beautiful season long interest that is both low maintenance and environmentally friendly. All of the plants used will attract beneficials, such as butterflies, bees and birds. 

As far as the containers on campus, I have decided to use the existing planters for now and do more research on self watering styles that will look as good as they work! When designing containers it is equally as important to use plants that will do well in the microenvironment they inhabit, as in the  beauty of their arrangement.  

I plan on adding more posts explaining each garden and container in more detail during our "off season"... Which gets shorter and shorter as our business grows. So, until then here are a few pictures, showing some of our new containers at the main campus.






- Bridget Huzar

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

6th Street Shelter Allentown-by Bridget Huzar Garden Designs

Talk about a "labor of love"!!! The labor required to dig in the soil of an abandoned city lot is immense! I have never had to use a sledgehammer to dig a hole for a tree before this gardening experience. The amount of concrete and other unidentified objects was numerous, but so was the support from the community!

If you remember from previous posts, I volunteered to design and the oversee the installation of the new garden at the 6th street women's shelter in Allentown, PA. Completely through donations we were able to obtain the plants and materials to install the design this summer. I am so excited to be able to provide a garden to those who will need it the most.

The best part about the day was when 5 local boys stopped by and asked if they could help us. They were so excited to be a part of something like this, and have a hand in creating something beautiful! This project will have a special place in my heart over the fanciest gardens I have designed, because of the amount of love that was put into every ounce of this project, from everyone involved.



I will be sure to add photos of the completed garden, when the mulch is down and things fill in!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Helping the City of Allentown

The City of Allentown is actively helping to revitalize the 7th street area, with the help of various grants and many wonderful volunteers.

The "spring Offensive"is in full swing right now....involving the complete makeover of many homes along the 700-900 blocks of 7th street.

Kathleen Kapila of Allentown and Becky Short of Macungie introduced me to this special project and drove me to the area on Monday to begin the re-landscaping efforts!

We took a list of over 20 homes and I donated my time to design them one by one until they all now have a great little design that will be low maintenance, color year-round and help the homeowners feel the joy of having a little garden of their own.

I primarily used hardy plants that would give a lot of bang for the city's buck! Plants like,  echinacea, rudebeckia,  dwarf cherry laurel, coreopsis, perennial geranium and lots and lots of Vinca--to be used as an evergreen, low maintenance "lawn".

I really do enjoy this kind of volunteer work. Gardens are not just for a privileged few, they are especially for those that will truly appreciate a little piece of green heaven.
-Bridget Huzar

Monday, March 17, 2014

Fashion and Gardens- The Mutual Influence and Inspiration-by Bridget Huzar Garden Designs

I am so excited for my latest talk for the Society Of The Arts in Bethlehem: Fashion and Gardens- The Mutual Influence and Inspiration.

The Information about the Garden Tea Party is on their website :http://www.sotapa.org/show-house/events/

I have just started the research so I will keep you updated with all of the interesting tidbits I find while compiling my information!