Year four- Boxwood Growth over Time. Planted in 2014 to be a table top design outside the greenhouse. Variety: Buxus ‘Green Velvet’ planted on 2" centers. From Thinking Outside the Boxwood Advice, My Work

Boxwood Growth over Four Years

Back in 2011 I blogged about how long it takes boxwood to grow into a hedge. Being able to showcase the years of growth require me remembering to photograph the boxwood every year for a prolong period. I found another project where over the course of four years I have the grow documented. So here is an update of Boxwood … READ MORE

C O N T A I N E R S

Container Design: Experiment with BIG FOLIAGE

From my experience container designs are the best areas to experiment with plant combinations. You have control over soil, watering and fertilization in a finite area. Also with seasonal plantings, you can play with plants of different hardiness.  On our driveway we have a large aluminum trough on wheels that this year was the first time planting.  We think it … READ MORE

Advice, annuals, GARDEN DESIGN, Ohio

Cultivate 18 – Trade Show Recap

Today marks the last day of Cultivate, “THE” horticulture industry trade show for growers, retailers, educators, designers and everyone in-between. I saw THE, because it brings horticulture leaders from around the world and fills the entire convention center floor. Yesterday it took us over five hours to walk the 3 plus miles of rows. The annual show is held here … READ MORE

Book Recommendation, G A R D E N S, Inspiration, Landscape Design, Piet Oudolf, Uncategorized

Pilgrimage to Hummelo – 2018 Last Dates Open to Public

So Piet is basically like Bono or Sting in the gardening world, only needs one name for instant recognition. And the complete Piet Oudolf, is arguably the most recognizable horticulturist to the general public. This is down to Peit being the force and artist in painting actual landscapes in sweeping perennial drifts that create texture, movement and structure in the … READ MORE