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Garden Inspiration: Palace Het Loo

Today in Central Ohio the temperatures are in the teens and the landscape it an abyss of white and grey.  Since I was feeling uninspired by my surrounding- I am sure that others may be in my shoes.  Over the years I have been very fortunate to visit gardens all over North America and Europe, call it a pilgrimage or … READ MORE

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Millstones in the Garden

Last year we completed a project that included a small water feature for the family’s dog to take a quick drink when outside. The feature needed to be low, include moving water and do the best at keeping the dog’s paws from getting soaked.  The solution we designed was an old millstone resting over river rocks with water bubbling up through … READ MORE

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Case Study: Retail Embracing Green Space –Starbucks Downtown Disney

In early November, I traveled down to Orlando for the APLD 2014 International Design Conference (working on a recap post). On my last day I killed time walking around Downtown Disney before my flight home. The area is going through a phased redesign to become Disney Springs with completion in 2016. One of the new spaces already opened included Starbucks. The … READ MORE

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Yew Dell Botanical Garden Visit

A few weeks back, the family and I had a long weekend trip to Nashville, TN. Along our drive, a much needed pit stop was timed with a visit to Yew Dell Botanical garden, just outside Louisville, KY. It was during a grey and chilly, fall day, so we had the gardens to ourselves other than the few vendors setting up for a wedding … READ MORE

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In Bloom – July 14

Last week I shared the first arrangement of blooms found in the garden and nursery.  This week’s arrangement is more dense and rich blooms compared to the previous’ wispy and organic feeling. Even though these flowers were all blooming last week, I must be in a darker mood this week to select over last week.       Left to right: Row 1: Dahlia … READ MORE

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The Benefits of an Edge

Sometimes borders are a good thing and that includes in the garden. Edges help provide a transition between elements and can help contain gravel, mulch and turf from spreading. Besides its use for providing a barrier, edging provides an additional design element and should be considered detail. Metal edging along a gravel pathway.      Bricks on edge between turf … READ MORE

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Posh Agritourism

I grew up taking a week “field to table” vacation every summer to my grandparents pig farm in rural Ohio. Our excursions included early morning feedings, trips to the feed mill, swimming in the pond, picking bramble berries, helping in the fields, and sleeping outside listening to the cicadas. When I was younger I assumed everyone grew up with a connection to the … READ MORE