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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

Advice, annuals, art, Formal Garden, G A R D E N S, Garden Stores, Garden Structure, gardening, Gardens, Landscape Design, Landscape Products

Annual trip to Detroit

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

Advice, Central Ohio, cobblestone, edging, Formal Garden, G A R D E N S, gardening, Gardens, Inspiration, Landscape, Landscape Design, McCullough, My Work, New Albany, Ohio

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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Garden Design Magazine

On Tuesday evening a box of fresh off the press copies of the relaunched Garden Design Magazine arrived at my house.  I know I cannot provide a truly objective point of view since I contributed an article (page #62 ) and pretty much stop every ten minutes to confirm it is really there. But the magazine is must subscribe and great … READ MORE

Boxwood, cobblestone, Formal Garden, Robert Couturier

Robert Couturier’s Garden

This garden belongs to Designer Robert Couturier and his partner, architectural historian Jeffrey Morgan. The classic house rests within a equally classic garden of formal terraces and boxwoods.  The whole garden is design with structure in mind, but my favorite portion is the front entrance with the cobblestones, gravel, turf and stone walls. The mixture of surfaces add texture and … READ MORE