How to select spring and early summer flowering bulbs for bloom sequence and height within exisiting perennial garden - Thinking Outside the boxwood Advice, Bulbs, GARDEN DESIGN

Planning for Fall Bulb Planting

Gardeners split time between taking care of the now, and planning for weeks, days and months in the future. October is one of the times we are busy working in the now with seasonal cut backs and clean ups while working for the garden 6 months from now with bulbs.   I have two bulb planting strategies: collected/accidental and methodical/designed. … READ MORE

The Maine Entrance - Building our natural entrance to our property. Thinking Outside The Boxwood GARDEN DESIGN

The Maine Entrance

Last fall, the family made our first trip to Maine and of course we fell in love. We drove the whole way (and made so many garden stops), and got to spend a magical week exploring Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor with our dearest friends. Exploring cities, garden, parks, farms and just about anywhere can be a huge source … READ MORE

Spring Reading Book List - Thinking Outside the Boxwood by Nick McCullough Book Recommendation

Books I am Reading in Self Isolation

  It was text book spring weather this past weekend in Columbus, and we spent the majority of the time outdoors tending the gardens and going for long walks. I edged a few of our beds, added larger chips into beds to aid in soil compaction, cleaned out invasive plants from our woods, planted a few containers and completed general … READ MORE