The Maine Entrance - Building our natural entrance to our property. Thinking Outside The Boxwood GARDEN DESIGN

The Maine Entrance

Last fall, the family made our first trip to Maine and of course we fell in love. We drove the whole way (and made so many garden stops), and got to spend a magical week exploring Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor with our dearest friends. Exploring cities, garden, parks, farms and just about anywhere can be a huge source … READ MORE

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

creating a design studio for Mccullough's Landscape and Nursery GARDEN DESIGN, My Work

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