Central Ohio, G A R D E N S, Inspiration

Wondering for Inspiration

The majority of my work week is spent visiting clients, nurseries or suppliers or I am tethered to my desk designing, sourcing, pricing or general admin stuff. On the evenings and weekends I am either in my gardener or wondering with the family around Columbus. On the weekends we sometimes get a little further away to explore, can be to … READ MORE

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Video of Building the Philadelphia Flower Show Garden

As promised, here is a video with building my Philadelphia Flower Show garden. We had a great team from Philly Made Creative visit during the build and then return to film the finished garden when the convention center was quiet. They also took photos of the build and finished garden that we will include on the website at our  next … READ MORE

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Celebrating Natives on Earth Day

As a gardeners and plant nerds, Earth Day is the day everyone else notices what we see everyday in the wonders of Mother Nature. In celebration of this day, here are native flowers in their untouched natural environment that we found over the weekend. This is a protected valley located in the heart of Clintonville, Ohio that when we visited … READ MORE

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Red Twig Farms- Twig Wreath

    Last season we had leftover dogwood branches from Red Twig Farms that we experimented weaving into different forms. Our most successful design was a simple wreath of the branches.  We sent a few off to Terrain as prototypes, and this Christmas they placed an order for both Yellow and Red Dogwood wreaths. The wreaths are beautiful alternative to classic … READ MORE

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Seasonal Color for Your Mood

I am an advocate container and seasonal color for the ability to change your homes’ mood from season to season and introduce elements that provide a twist to the story of your landscape. This home in historical German Village is a great showcase how seasonal color can provide serious (and noncommittal) impact. The front yard space is about 7 feet deep and … 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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Design 101 – Arboretum & Botanical Garden Plant Sales

Ok, so this is an insider secret for gardeners, but should be known by everyone – Local Arboretum/Botanical Garden plant sales. These are hands down best resource for finding unique, native and difficult to source plants, more importantly, the proceeds support your local arboretum/botanical garden. Over the past two weeks my area has been host to numerous plant sales that allowed me … READ MORE