How to protect the critical root zones of your trees - McCullough's landscape & nursery Advice, Agave

Be the Lorax – Protecting Root Zones

I am going to be honest, over the past few months there have been way too many times I have become physically upset about the destruction of old growth trees for the sake of development. Columbus is growing out and the land in our area has remained old farms and large lots with numerous hardwood trees. The philosophy of local … READ MORE

Crocosmia Bulbs in summer container designs - Thinking Outside the Boxwood Advice, annuals, Bulbs

Container Designs Using Crosomia

This is a sponsored post from Bulb.com. Container gardens are a small element that make a quick and dramatic impact on a garden of any size. Their compact size allow you to experiment with different plant materials and color palettes, will little investment. It is also fun to experiment with perennials inside your container to be the main focal point. … READ MORE

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Great Garden Videos – Nowness

I love watching garden videos, not gardening how-to, but garden experience videos. My favorite videos allow you to see the movement and life of the garden and include narration by the garden’s creator.  I am constantly getting lost in rabbit holes on youtube, mainly during the winter months when I am craving anything having to do with gardens. The other … READ MORE

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

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

Advice, Garden Tours

What to expect at the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) Conference

After returning from the APLD Boston conference, I reflected about how the conference was beneficial to me as a designer. With no shortage of trade shows, garden tours and conferences to attend each year, I wanted to share some insight into the conference and my personal experience to help anyone on the fence with attending. This year the conference was … READ MORE