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
Last weekend I made my semi-annual trip up to the northern suburbs of Detroit for work and inspiration reboot (there are lots of photos to share). I have posted about this trip before, but I find new inspiration each time I go. Detroit is in the news mainly about the post apocalyptic state and mass exodus of the city proper residents. … READ MORE
This weekend McCullough’s loaned containers for the Columbus Museum of Art’s Art in Bloom event. Placed next to the museum’s entrance, the containers nodded to both the Art in Bloom event and the current exhibit Toulouse-Lautrec 1880 – 1910 Paris. We took influence from the vibrant color of Toulouse-Lautrec’s artwork and deco cast iron to compiling the flowers and containers we used. Even … READ MORE
This week I have two arrangements using items in bloom from the garden and Dahlias from our farm, Red Twig Farms. Given the seasonal cuts I gathered, I was able to arrange with the dahlias based on cool and warm tones. (really it was my wife)
The summer annuals in the nursery are almost spent for the season. Last week I did a quick run through clipping just about anything that had a bloom left and gave to my wife for an arrangement to showcase the last of the blooms. I hope to get at least one additional arrangement in this year using our Dahlias, it feels … READ MORE
February is the month for seed catalogs and placing orders for perennials. Along with the orders for clients and our nursery, I also have a list for home- at the request of my wife pushing me for more cut-able flowers. The specific requests for our house are foliage and flowers in whites, greens and blacks/purples that can be cut throughout the summer for arrangements … READ MORE
Today is an other winter day stuck in the office….As I look outside the Ohio landscape is particularly dreary and grey today. This week the sun has made an appearance a total of about 4 minutes…. Ah spring can not get here soon enough. So for about the last half an hour I decide to get lost in some pictures form this past summer. … READ MORE
Well, I can’t believe it but the time is here to start working in the greenhouse again. These are few shots from the greenhouse this morning of some of our favorite annual plants for containers. This really signifies the start of spring for us and I know that warm weather will soon follow.