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

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

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

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