Visit to Oakland Nursery in Columbus Ohio

There were a few trees I noticed along Ohio Rt 24 on my drive to Columbus that had started to show autumn color.  Golden corn and temperature today were a humid 80°f … Not feeling like Autumn.  Upon arrival to our state capital I swung by a garden center my friend Lisa at @houseplantguru recommended.   After my visit to Oakland Nursery I was in the mood to decorate indoors and out for Autumn.  I hope you enjoy the photo collection in this post.

I’m in town for the Country Living Fair that is going on this weekend in Columbus Ohio.    You can follow the shares on Instagram, Twitter and FACEBOOK at #CLfair

photos were taken with my iPhone and uploaded mobile.

Stop by Oakland Nursery online at :

Easy Driving Directions Here : Google Map to Oakpark Nursery

[alert-announce]I’d love to hear from you… What did you think of the garden center I shared? Comment below so we can connect. 

Happy Gardening,


Walk at Sunset in Walters Garden

Walk at Sunset in Walters Garden

I traveled north to meet up with a couple of garden writer friends before the Michigan Nursery and Landscape Tour.  One of the highlights of the day was to watch sunset in Walters Garden in Zeeland Michigan.  In this post I share some of the photos I took with my iPhone.  You can see the complete collection on my Facebook page in the Walters Garden Private Tour Album.  I’m traveling and the Internet is so/so – these will have to do until I get home and upload from my camera.

[alert-note]Private Garden Tour Highlights [/alert-note]

Perhaps the highlight of my day which included a 5 hour drive up to Michigan was to catch the beautiful sunset surrounded by amazing plants in the Walters Garden in Zeeland with my friend Susan.

sunset in Zeeland Michigan / Walters Garden
sunset in Walters Garden in Zeeland Michigan

If you enjoy this photo collection and want to see over 40 more images on  Walters Garden Private Tour Album.

[alert-note]Edible and Ornamental [/alert-note]
I couldn’t believe how beautiful this strawberry plant looked this late in the summer along a border in the garden. Can you believe the harvest we pulled off of one plant? They were super yummy too! This is the Fragaria ‘Gasana” Strawberry in the Walter Garden Collection.

Find this video and more at Garden Tour Playlist.

During this trip to Michigan touring some of the most amazing gardens I’ve ever seen in the nation I was surrounded by the top landscape designers from the state of Michigan.  This event can be found if you search leading social media platforms using the  #MichiganLDT  hashtag.   I shared every hour during the event on Twitter, Instagram and even Periscope which you can find the videos on my youtube page.

[alert-announce]What do you enjoy most about touring gardens? Are you inspired to grow different or just enjoy the sights? I would love to hear from you so please comment on the post below.

Happy Summer Gardening,




#BuckeyeInLA : A Day with Mud Baron

This is my first trip south of the Bay Area in California and I got to see Los Angeles with garden superstar Mud Baron#Flowersonyourhead. It’s going to take A few blog post to share all the amazing garden locations we visited. For today’s post  I’m going to show a few photos from my iPhone to highlight the day! Check out more of my adventure using the hashtag #BuckeyeInLA on Twitter and Indtagram.

I’m on the west coast to visit food gardens on the #NGBplantnerds tour of #VeggieTrials2015.  I hope you will follow those hashtags through the week as me and five other awesome garden bloggers will be sharing our trip!