I figured with the Country Living Blogger Award, there might be some new visitors wondering: who is this guy? Here is some background on me, why I am passionate about landscape design and why I started this blog.
I live in central Ohio with my wife and my two year old son, James.
|My son James from earlier this summer.|
I attended The Ohio State University (Go Bucks!) and received a B.S. in Landscape Horticulture and minor in Art History. I started my family managed landscape design/build/maintain business (McCullough’s Landscape & Nursery) when I was still in high school by mowing lawns and it grew from there. We are now verging on our 15 year in business.
|This is one of the first big design projects I completed and one of my favorites.
The bottom image is of a 3 acre hill of wild flowers we planted.
I am a plant geek. I am known to call out the Latin names of plants no matter where I am. For “fun” I like to weed and work around the garden at the home or at the Farm, where our offices are located. I think mowing the yard is relaxing.
(PHOTO OF LANGFORD COURT)
One of the most influential experiences on my career and design esthetic was a study abroad program in England while I was in College. While there I was able to tour amazing gardens, from traditional to modern. Top on my list of places to visit is Holland.
|These two photos are from a modern garden in England from my study abroad trip.|
My personal design aesthetic is tight hedges, limited palate of hues and limited plants used in mass. My favorite plants are Japanese Maples.
|This garden includes my all time favorites, boxwoods and German Automobiles.
See more photos here.
Besides landscape design I am passionate about German cars, The Buckeyes and Columbus Blue Jackets. And if I am not working I am visiting favorite Columbus haunts with my family, watching Columbus sports teams, or renovating our 1970’s home.
|You can see the whole family are Blue Jackets fans.|
I started this blog because I had so many inspiring photos, amazing gardens, and design knowledge that I wanted to share. Also, I thought there was a hole in the blog world of someone talking about design in the garden beyond plant types and vegetables. I wanted to provide the knowledge and tools for homeowners to get the look they see in books/magazines and feel confident to experiment in their own yard. I hope you enjoy reading this blog and if you ever have any questions, please comment. I will do everything I can to get you an answer.
Totally love your blog and your landscape design aesthetic! Thank you for sharing a little more about yourself.
Congratulations on the nomination! I#39;m a friend of Megs, and met you guys at her wedding way back when. Beautiful work, and so glad you are blogging- you can motivate me to upkeep my own yard;)br /Christine:)
I voted! I#39;ve been reading your blog since I saw your booth at the Home amp; Garden show. I#39;m always impressed by your work! Quick question – we bought an older home in Clintonville and are slowly changing the landscaping. There are tiny little buttons of boxwoods that I would like to transplant and make a border with a hydrangea in the center and then add another plant in-between the boxwoods and the hydrangea. How long will it take for these tiny boxwoods to get a little bigger? What plants do you like inside a boxwood border? We are trying to stick to a green, white, silver, purple pallette and a clean look. Thanks! ~Kim
Laurrie,I’m usually pertty good at keep snow in mind when planting … just missed it with these boxwoods.This year offers a good example of why it is important to keep snow fall, snow removal, and snow storage considerations in all northern garden planting plans.Thanks for sharing your GOOPs … good luck problem-solving.