Posts Tagged ‘Charlie Thigpen’


Splish, Splash in the Garden

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Water features add a soothing nature to your landscaping. by Charlie Thigpen   Photography by Chuck St. John Water is essential for life. Maybe that’s why it’s soothing to hear running water in the garden. I’ve always thought a good garden can be enjoyed for its sounds as well as its sights. If you close your… Read More

Creating Useable and Functional Landscape

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

It all starts with a good plan. by Charlie Thigpen It’s a New Year and the perfect time to reflect on your landscape. Are you happy with the way it looks? Does it fit the needs of your family? When you buy a house you also buy a yard, so make your landscape an extension… Read More

Votive or Vase?

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

A versatile decor item can work in a number of ways. by Charlie Thigpen    Photography by Chuck St. John One of our favorite finds for the holidays is a mercury-glass votive holder that I thought would be fun to decorate with.  When I flipped the votive holder over, I decided to use a few of… Read More

Arrangements Without Blooms

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Designing with fall foliage. by Charlie Thigpen, Photography by Chuck St. John It’s always a nice touch to have an arrangement to greet guests for parties or family gatherings.  But what happens when you don’t have flowers? Go to Plan B and use what you have.  If you really open your eyes, you can usually… Read More

Growing Under Glass

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

An easy gardening experience. by Charlie Thigpen    Photography by Chuck St. John Terrariums are all the rage, and why not? They can be whimsical or elegant to reflect your personality, and require minimal care. These mini–ecosystems can be used as a centerpiece, a focal point or they can mingle with potted plants in your home… Read More

Funky Gardening

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

By Charlie Thigpen Photography by Chuck St. John A few years ago, I left the corporate world and felt lost as I began to search for what I would do next. Then Linda Askey called and asked if I could help design her garden. It was perfect, because she needed help, and I needed some… Read More

Coleus Rules

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Spring to fall, this plant reigns supreme. by Charlie Thigpen    Photography by Chuck St. John Who is the king of color in the garden? Your holiness of coleus reins supreme and graces the landscape from spring until fall’s first frost with fancy, multi-hued foliage. Bow to the one who drapes his quilt-like robe across our… Read More

Beauty in a Bottle Tree

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

And a haint-free garden as a bonus. by Charlie Thigpen    Photography by Chuck St. John They are the easiest trees to maintain because you never have to water, prune or fertilize these glistening gems. They can create a focal point or add whimsy to your landscape, and they gift the garden with year-round color…. Read More

January in the Garden

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

There is work to be done, even in the dead of Winter. by Charlie Thigpen If you take pride in your landscape, your New Year’s resolution should be to garden regularly throughout the year. Doing a little bit at a time and properly maintaining your landscape beats having to tame an overgrown and unkempt garden…. Read More