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Craig’s 2017 Spring Letter

  Dear Fellow Lovers of Spring, Well, we’ve waited a long time for it, But Spring has finally arrived in the garden! For the last three weeks or so, I have been conscious of the longer days and every plant outside seems to as well.  This winter, being so mild, never really browned our lawns, […]

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Infant Welfare Showhouse & Gardens

Six great reasons to see the Infant Welfare Showhouse and Gardens between April 29 – May 21 this year. As designers, we love to collect. “Ooooooh, look!” Our travels bring us to curious treasures we can’t resist, so we bring them home. Some live with us in our studio, nursery, and garden. Others we secret […]

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Elawa Farms Exciting New Offer!

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For My Dear Friend Jane O’Neil

  As the redwing blackbird this morning wanes for spring,  we reflect on the loss of our Dear friend Jane O’Neil. Yesterday was such a glorious day with blue skies, crystalline snow and the promise of spring in the air.  The perfect day for air travel. As I watched Mr. Redwing Blackbird, who flew in […]

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3 Landscape Design Ideas to Add Instant Maturity to a New Home

We’re sharing a trick, a tip, and a design approach we used in the landscape design of this new home that makes it feel instantly elegant, stately and mature. One year before these beautiful LUXE magazine photos were taken, neither this house nor its garden existed. Because it’s on a corner lot in a very established neighborhood, we are frequently […]

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Winter, Almost Spring, Letter from Craig

Hello folks. I’ve been remiss in sending out my winter greetings to you and I apologize for that.  This late fall and early winter has been a whirlwind for me personally with selling our old place in Michigan, health issues with the family, and on and on…. Interesting when the season closes, all of a […]

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Designing a Modern Garden in a Traditional Setting

Turkey’s done but we’re full of thanks this week for the latest issue of LUXE Interiors and Design for profiling one of our latest gardens!  Our collaboration with Andrea Burridge Interior Design and Pursely Dixon Architects is covered in a beautifully photographed piece that illustrates how contemporary and traditional style can work together. We couldn’t resist sharing a […]

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Join us at Elawa Farm’s Holiday Market

December 2-4 Friday and Saturday from 10am – 4pm Sunday from noon-4pm We’ll have one-of-a-kind holiday decor at Elawa’s Holiday Market! Come discover gems from Craig’s ever-changing collection of signature plants and nature-inspired items, like antique garden ornaments, wreaths, pots, garden tools, whirligigs and other curiosities. Bring home the best treasures of the season while supporting Elawa […]

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5 Truths and Tips for Amazing Container Gardens

‘Tis the season for gardeners to plan and dream, so we’ve collected some of our best insights, practical tips and design truths about container gardening to inspire you.   1. Color Isn’t Everything The eye sees form before it sees color. You can make a container just as exciting (and often more so) with a contrast […]

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In the Garden: November’s Maintenance Checklist

We’re sharing the monthly garden maintenance checklists we use to nurture nearly 100 gardens to help you keep on top of maintenance in your own garden.    Stare out the window Bet that’s not on your to-do list very often, is it?! Now that the weather forces you to experience your garden more often from inside your home, critique your […]

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