Jon Carloftis Fine GardensRockcastle River Trading Co.

Garden Story Production / Consultation

“Whether you have a rooftop or balcony in the city, a small backyard in the suburbs, or 100 acres in the country,” Jon explains, “its that small space right outside the back door that everyone uses most.”  Editors and producers of America’s favorite garden publications, and home and garden programming agree; and look to Jon as a constant source of inspiring ideas for readers with diverse backyard challenges.


Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens regularly consults with national garden and lifestyle publications, contributing to more than 200 feature stories throughout his career. His garden designs and editorials have been featured repeatedly in the following national and local (Kentucky) publications:

National Publications

Architectural Digest
Better Homes & Gardens (BHG)
BMW Magazine
Budget Living
Country Gardens (BHG)
Country Home (BHG)
Country Living
Country Living Gardener
Equine International
Fresh Air
Garden & Gun
Garden Design
Garden Makeovers (BHG)
Garden Rooms (BHG)
Garden Shed (BHG)
Garden Structures (BHG)
Health & Beauty
House Beautiful
Martha Stewart Living
Martha Stewart Weddings
Metropolitan Home
Nature's Garden
Oprah at Home
Organic Gardening
Outdoor Rooms (BHG)
PA Gardener
Philadelphia Home
Philadelphia Home & Garden
Renovation Style
Rodale Organic Gardening
Sickle & Sheaf
Simply Perfect Garden Makeovers (BHG)
Southern Living
Town & Country

Kentucky Publications

Bluegrass Dogs
Central Kentucky Lifestyle
Edible Louisville
Kentucky Alumni
Kentucky Gardener
Kentucky Homes & Gardens
Kentucky Living
Kentucky Monthly
Kentucky Visitor's Guide
Sophisticated Living
The Bourbon Review
Tops in Lexington


Jon Carloftis’ television career includes appearances on The Carson Kressley Sirius SM show, The Style Channel; The Home and Garden (HGTV) Channel (The Secret Gardens of New York); ABC's Good Morning, America; and Martha Stewart.  In 2004 / 2005, Jon was selected by HGTV as a member of HGTV’s Trend Advisory Board designed to direct their future programming. Jon appears regularly on local (Kentucky) NPR programming.