Owner/Designer - Jennifer Markel


Cincinnati, Ohio

March 1, 2016

Whether you have acres of lawn to mow or a planting bed that has never taken off, the yard can become overwhelming. In the chaos of work, kids, and house repairs the yard is on the list somewhere. Yet the yard is VISIBLE, you have to see it every day.


On the up side th...

March 1, 2016

Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.

~Quoted by Lewis Grizzard in Kathy Sue Loudermilk, I Love You

Tackling landscape projects and playing in the garden seem to tantalize in the far off future. Yet spring is quietly slipping into the ga...

January 1, 2016


Winter is finally upon us! The gardens have been put to bed and in the quiet of bare branches I hear winter birds twittering. I enjoy seeing them hop through the garden as they eat the food it provides. So here’s my pitch for the birds!


A bird station can be a beautif...

October 16, 2015

To prune or not to prune that is the question. With the arrival of fall perhaps you’re considering cutting back your overgrown lilac or that evergreen taking up more than its fair share of the sidewalk. Set down the trimmers and walk away. You’re better off raking leav...

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