Spring Reading Book List - Thinking Outside the Boxwood by Nick McCullough Book Recommendation

Books I am Reading in Self Isolation

  It was text book spring weather this past weekend in Columbus, and we spent the majority of the time outdoors tending the gardens and going for long walks. I edged a few of our beds, added larger chips into beds to aid in soil compaction, cleaned out invasive plants from our woods, planted a few containers and completed general … READ MORE

Traveling Garden Designer - Hollister House American Gardens, The Traveling Gardener

The Traveling Garden Designer: Hollister House Gardens

As the family and I travel we make planned stops along the way to gardens of special interest.  Sometimes the garden is the final destination and sometimes it is a pit stop.  Hollister House Garden is indeed a garden of special interest.  Situated in the beautiful and serine Litchfield County in northwestern Connecticut amongst the rolling hills and well stocked … READ MORE

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Winter Work is just as busy as Summer Work

Happy New Year! January 1 is the official calendar transition into our winter work. We are un-decking the halls, watching for snow and in a general rhythm of completing the winter maintenance tasks. Despite dormant gardens, our offices are anything but slow during this time. We are building out a new design studio, estimating projects for spring, completing a few … READ MORE

Summer Silver Garden | Thinking Outside the Boxwood | Design by Nick McCullough G A R D E N S, My Work

Summer Silver Garden

Earlier this summer I shared my plans for redesigning the garden between our house and the garage HERE. Originally the bed was planted with hydrangea and feather reed grass, and the hydrangeas were great, but the grade was never fully right from the concrete installation. Overall, it was just OK. From our traveling to Chanticleer and Longwood Gardens last fall, we … READ MORE

The Traveling Garden Designer - Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Thinking Outside the Boxwood, Nick McCullough The Traveling Gardener, Travel

The Traveling Garden Designer: Bloedel Reserve

The Traveling Garden Designer is jumping coasts to Bloedel Reserve in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Similar to Thuya Gardens, Bloedel was a home belonging to passionate gardeners/conservationist that has been donated to be a public garden. A completely different scale and style, but still with the combination of formal gardens and natural woodland walks. We visited Bloedel during July, and the … READ MORE

Traveling Gardener | Thuya Garden | Mount Desert Island. Tour Thuya Garden on Thinking Outside the Boxwood Nick McCullough The Traveling Gardener

The Traveling Garden Designer: Thuya Garden – Northeast Harbor, Maine

Located in the Land and Garden Preserve area of Mount Desert Island, Thuya Garden is garden that everyone can appreciate. An English style garden nestled inside the natural environment, with both soothing woodlands and flamboyant color.  The design of the land and garden are the conception of two architects/designers, the original being Joseph Curtis and later Charles Savage. You can … READ MORE