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

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

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

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