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J. Mark White and GardenWise were chosen by Houzz as Landscape Design Representatives of the Metro DC area. By the way, just how handsome does Mark look in his new Houzz Video Profile? Also, for any fellow Houzz users, by visiting our profile and maybe you'll be able to take advantage of our: Free Initial [...]

By |2017-10-11T11:31:47-04:00May 25th, 2016|Mark's Blog, Social Media|Comments Off on HOUZZ VIDEO PROFILE

The Garden Game Room

You don't have to choose between a formal garden and a family friendly outdoor space to build lasting memories. This backyard design includes a hearth to gather around while watching the game on the outdoor TV. An adjoining basketball court for shooting hoops with the kids is surrounded by custom hardscaping featuring diagonal flagstone with [...]

By |2018-04-13T19:10:40-04:00April 25th, 2016|Garden Rooms, Mark's Blog, Social Media|Comments Off on The Garden Game Room

Top 8 Gardeners to Follow on Twitter

Nature Hills has selected GardenWise as one of the top gardeners to follow on Twitter.  We are so happy to share this distinction with our loyal blog readers who enjoy our gardening tips and design ideas. Take a look at the other list of landscape peers selected by as other gardeners to follow! Visit [...]

By |2018-04-13T19:10:40-04:00January 27th, 2016|GardenWise Press, Mark's Blog|Comments Off on Top 8 Gardeners to Follow on Twitter

GardenWise wins big at LCA Awards

GardenWise came home with 4 awards from the LCA Excellence in Landscaping Awards.  The entire team was able to attend and J. Mark White accepted the awards personally.  GardenWise took home awards for landscape architecture, craftsmanship, outdoor living areas and contracting (design/build) as follows: 2015 Grand Award 2015 Grand Award 2015 Distinction Award 2015 Honorable [...]

By |2018-04-13T19:10:40-04:00December 8th, 2015|GardenWise Press, Mark's Blog|Comments Off on GardenWise wins big at LCA Awards

Washingtonian Magazine : The Oasis Out Back

Gardenwise and J. Mark White have been featured in Washingtonian magazine's Outdoor Living Feature "The Oasis Out Back". The design experts selected Mark's Tuscan-inspired garden design located in Washington's Logan Circle neighborhood.

By |2017-10-11T11:32:32-04:00May 19th, 2015|GardenWise Press, Mark's Blog|Comments Off on Washingtonian Magazine : The Oasis Out Back

April is Landscape Architecture Month

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] April is Landscape Architecture Month, which encompasses Earth Day on April 22nd  and  Frederick  Law  Olmstead’s  birthday  on April 26th.  Olmstead is considered to be the father of American landscape architecture, as is Andrew Jackson Downing who designed the landscape architecture surrounding the Smithsonian here in Washsington, D.C. I'm  a  Landscape  Architect,  and I designed/installed my very first outside architecure [...]

By |2017-10-11T11:32:43-04:00April 1st, 2015|Gardening Tips, Mark's Blog|1 Comment

Grouping Groundcovers Together is GardenWise

We've written a lot over the past two years about losing at least HALF of your lawn areas to create a "greener" more eco-friendly garden. Losing some of your lawns areas is a fantastic way to make your garden space less water needy -- and it will introduce new options to make your landscape current [...]

By |2017-10-11T11:32:50-04:00March 26th, 2015|Gardening Tips, Mark's Blog|Comments Off on Grouping Groundcovers Together is GardenWise

Bye-Bye Winter Blues!

Floral Spring Fragrance…Yes Please! There’s nothing better than the approach of spring when things start to come alive… except maybe one.  The idea that soon you'll walk out into your yard, take a deep breath, and realize all your hard work on your landscape has paid off.  It looks and smells wonderful!  When this happens there’s nothing better and I [...]

By |2017-10-11T11:32:58-04:00March 22nd, 2015|Gardening Tips, Mark's Blog|2 Comments

Two For One — Shrubs as Garden Accents

Something I often think about is how to get as much as possible out of a garden space. I keep my eye out for multi-purpose planting choices, and like to include multi-purpose items.  A fantastic way to add a colorful and textural interest to a garden space is to use an eye-catching shrub as a garden accent, which will give [...]

By |2017-10-11T11:33:04-04:00March 19th, 2015|Gardening Tips|1 Comment