Garden Great #13
as featured in The Voice of Louisville | Style 2013
English Tudor meets Modern Chic
We wanted to compliment the wonderful interior design of this home in Lousiville, Kentucky. We consider it one of our more successful gardens ever.
“Our homes are our escape from all the distractions in the world.” – Ron Wolz
English Butterfly™ Adonis Blue™
Garden Great #12
as featured in Quest Magazine | July 2005
This was an article about my second client in New York City overlooking Park Avenue… Their place had three floors and 8 terraces… whew! Quite a challenge, but it turned out great!
“Whether you live in the city, in the country, or in a subdivision, a garden is a room, your own special world”
Garden Great #11
as featured in Philadelphia Home, Spring 2008
Room to Grow
A very practical use of space… Our little 1920s garage in Bucks County also doubles as a potting shed in the summer.
“A potting shed should be like a well-stocked pantry”
Color Spires® ‘Pink Dawn’
When we took 50 members of the Tuckahoe Women’s Club from Richmond, Virginia on a private garden tour of Lexington recently, we really got to see first hand the extreme damage of the past two winters.
One of the gardens lost five 20′ tall Southern Magnolias and even tough old Viburnums down to the ground. Our Little Gem Magnolias are all as brown as they are at Old Taylor Distillery but they are starting to bud out and by putting the fertilizer on them we hope to jump start the growth.
Last year, we ripped out 18 Natchez Crape Myrtles and threw them into the compost pile, only to find out later that they all leafed out in the “plant cemetery”! So, if there is hope, leave them in a few more weeks before replacing the “dead” in your garden.
Let us know how your plants are doing over at our Facebook page… We love to hear your stories!
We hit our goal thanks to YOU!
We like it intimate. And so we are happy to say that our first Proven Winners LIFE+STYLE event at Keeneland, hosted by yours truly, was a major success, SELLING OUT at our capped 200 attendees! By limiting our audience for these events mean we get to spend more time with all of you! Thanks to you and your participation (great questions from the audience by the way!),we heard nothing but great feedback all day long.
Thanks also go out to Bill Thomason who welcomed us and gave us a wonderful history of Keeneland, Patrick Howard who showed us how he creates the amazing floral arrangements you see around Keeneland, Marshall Dirks who told us why Proven Winners are the best choices for our gardens, Janna and Ashley Pemberton who gave us all great ideas for patio gardening, Tim Wood who made great suggestions about using flowering shrubs in our gardens, Rob Samuels who gave an enthusiast history of Maker’s Mark (and who bought EVERYONE a round of the signature cocktail of Keeneland!) and finally, we had a professional handicapper from Keeneland show us the ropes to winning!
Let’s not leave out the cocktail party and garden tour from the previous night at Botherum, which was such a wonderful way to kick off the festivities with both old friends and new friends (great to meet you!) Special shout out to our dear friend Ann Evans, whose mouthwatering food was the hit of the night and to The Wooks, who entertained us and kept the party hopping with incredible Bluegrass music!
And now, of course, we carry on to the next big thing. We are gearing up for the follow up LIFE+STYLE event on June 19th and 20th focusing on the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion, where will we have an ALL NEW lineup of speakers and activities to dazzle and amaze as well as the cocktail party and tour of Botherum the evening before.
You can get more information at gardenlifestyleshow.com/kentucky-governors-mansion. We hope to see you there!
Finally, with out the support of our fine sponsors, we could never have pulled it off. We hope you all will in turn support these wonderful businesses.
Garden Great #10
as featured in Sophisticated Living, December 2011
This garden is a lesson in restraint. We designed it, then took away half of what we planned which made for a much cleaner look…
“It’s truly a never, neverland.”
Prairie Winds™ ‘Cheyenne Sky’
Red Switch Grass
Jazz Hands® Dwarf White
A Grand Tour with an Amazing Group of Ladies from Richmond, Virginia
We wanted to share some photos from the wonderful garden tour we led for the Tuckahoe Women’s Club recently. They were such a fantastic group! Our Mayor Jim Gray declared their day “The Tuckahoe Women’s Club Day” and they even received a special plaque! Very Cool.
Kentucky Governor’s Mansion
(hosted by Ann Evans)
Dede McGehee’s Home
Brereton & Libby Jones’ Home
L. V. Harkness
Lois Anne Polan’s Home
Cathy Clay’s Home
(hosted by Jon Carloftis & Dale Fisher)
(hosted by Derek & Neal Vaughn)
Whew! That was FUN!
Garden Great #9
as featured in House Beautiful, April 1995
Lush to Begin With
For this project in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, we decided to make raised beds because of a drainage issue we couldn’t fix without destroying the 1800’s stone wall. Thanks to all those years of it being a barnyard, things grew like a weed!
“We like almost everything that performs well and does not attract pests”
Garden Great #8
as featured in Organic Gardening | October/November 2005
Changing the Way Children Eat
We were asked by Alice Waters of Chez Panisse to come and help her install a vegetable and herb garden on the Mall in Washington D.C. Donated SIX glorious days of our life in sweltering heat to get it done! We will never regret a second for this great project which continues to help bring awareness to the youth of this country to how and where their food comes from.
Alice continues to do this amazing work through her project, the Edible Schoolyard, a program that involves students in all aspects of growing, cooking, and sharing food at the table. Get more info here: edibleschoolyard.org
Children want to taste the fruits of their labor…
Hey Bourbon Lovers!
In the past few months we came up with the great idea of having a BOURBON TASTING PARTY after our regular GARDEN TALKS (i.e. Nashville Antique and Garden Show, the Cummer Museum in Jacksonville, Florida, the Orlando Museum of Art in Winter Park, Florida and the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, Tennessee). WHY DIDN’T WE THINK OF THIS SOONER???
Next Stop: Cincinnati Flower Show
Now, we are really ramping it up at the Cincinnati Flower Show on Saturday, April 18th. After the Proven Winners Garden Talks with P. Allen Smith, Jack Barnwell and yours truly, Dale and I along with Molly Wellman are hosting a Maker’s Mark Bourbon Cocktail and Tasting Party at the show. Chef’s Choice Catering is preparing some delicious foods that go with Molly Wellman’s own creation, THE PORCH SWING, an elixir made from Maker’s Mark, Iced Tea and Rose Water….YUM!
But it doesn’t stop there! The Bourbon Tasting will be given by grandson of the founders of Maker’s Mark and current COO, Rob Samuels. Buy your tickets now because this WILL SELL OUT!
For information on the Garden Talk and the Maker’s Mark Bourbon Cocktail and Tasting Party, visit… cincinnatihorticulturalsociety.com
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