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

The wedding Garden at Oak Grove. 100 year old Lord & Burnham greenhouse and tobacco barn surrounds a cocktail lawn. Design by McCullough's Landscape & Nursery. Landscape Design, My Work

Waiting on Spring…

Well at least the sun is shining today, but as I write the temperature is just above freezing with no foreseeable spring temps. Normally by the first week of April we have done 2 rounds of mowing, and this year we have yet to put mower to turf. Now we are into the “April showers” and the ground is over … READ MORE

C O N T A I N E R S, GARDEN DESIGN, Landscape Design

GARDEN TREND: Monoculture Container Design

  I give credit for the monoculture trend in container design to the brilliant container groupings by Danish gardener Claus Dalby. The groupings of containers he places at the entrance of his garden receive over 2,000 Instagram likes for the striking color and scale impact they create. Traditionally you see “mono” container groups of singular variety of specimen plants, such as … READ MORE

DESIGNER INTERVIEW, GARDEN DESIGN, Landscape Design

Interview with Annika Zetterman

My last post featured a review of New Nordic Gardens: Scandinavian Landscape Design by Annika Zetterman. I am excited for her book because she has great style and provides a comprehensive foundation of Scandinavian Gardens. Annika was amazing to answer a few of my questions for Thinking Outside the Boxwood, about her favorite products and Nordic plants, restaurants and gems. … READ MORE