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GardenArt – Residential Projects – The Miller’s


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The Miller’s


The Miller family owned two adjacent properties in an historic neighborhood. The two properties had odd shaped backyards that had little potential. After re-drawing the property lines and calling in the GardenArt team, the Millers were able to create a hideaway that they cherish.

GardenArt developed a multi-faceted landscape in a small space, which has plantings for privacy, seasonal interest, a covered bluestone patio and water garden. The outdoor space has everything they need for family events or peaceful meditations – a water feature, stone walk ways, flower gardens, outdoor rooms, a cooking area, pergola, trellis, and deck. It is a prime example of how an established property can be transformed into a natural, contemporary outdoor living space.


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The Miller’s


In the past 10 years, GardenArt has prided itself in creating the most beautiful outdoor living spaces for the residents of Lafayette/West Lafayette. Clients are pleased to discover how talented and easy it is to work with the GardenArt professionals. It all starts with one call or email – and then the conversation begins.


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The Miller’s


GardenArt landscape architects are eager to assist you and your family in designing your ultimate outdoor living space. Once that conversation starts – the entire burden falls on GardenArt to turn your dreams into a reality for your home and more importantly for your family. Whether it’s a simple wall or walkway or a backyard with a pool and multiple outdoor rooms, GardenArt handles each and every detail until you are ready to have your first family cook-out or pool party.


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The Miller’s


GardenArt also is ready to work with any outdoor space. GardenArt team has designed and installed projects in new construction homes, established homes in historic neighborhoods, and maintenance-free community homes with small patios needing GardenArt’s special touch. Pictured above are three unique examples of GardenArt residential projects. We are certain these outdoor living spaces will inspire you to transform your yard too.

Check back soon for more photos of these projects as well as more examples of GardenArt residential projects.


The easiest way to set up a meeting with the GardenArt team to discuss your vision for improving your outdoor living space is to fill out the simple GardenArt contact form, click HERE.

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The Miller family owned two adjacent properties in an historic neighborhood. The two properties had odd shaped backyards that had little potential. After re-drawing the property lines and calling in the GardenArt pros, the Millers were able to create a hideaway that they cherish. The outdoor space has everything they need for family events or peaceful mediations – a water feature, stone walk ways, flower gardens, outdoor rooms, a cooking area, pergola, trellis, and deck. It is a prime example of how an established property can be transformed into a contemporary outdoor living space.

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GardenArt Project – Part of Professional Development Tour


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Thursday, September 26, 2013 was a special day for GardenArt. GardenArt’s commercial landscape design and installation at Nanshan America AAT in Lafayette was selected as one of the sites on a professional development tour for landscape professionals and educators. (Coincidentally, it was also National Teach Ag Day.)


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The annual bus tour is sponsored by Spence Restoration Nursery (Muncie, Indiana) who supplied GardenArt with all of the plants for this project. This year’s bus tour was titled Native Plant Communities in the Commercial Landscape and featured all new sites with a strong focus on maintenance of plant communities in storm water practices. The tour group visited Nanshan America AAT which was designed, installed and is maintained by GardenArt.

The Nanshan America AAT project is unique in many ways for GardenArt. The first unique aspect of this project is the scope, size and time table which sets it apart from most other GardenArt projects. GardenArt created an overall landscape design for Nanshan that covers more than 50 acres and has been implemented in phases. The project includes several large and mature trees — some 20 years old and measuring 20 to 30 feet tall (8 inch caliper). Second, the GardenArt design for Nanshan includes a pond that enhances the landscape of the entire area and greets guests at the entrance of their property. Finally, the pond area introduces native plant species as well as a fountain. GardenArt worked with Nanshan’s Development Team, Link Management, Spence Restoration Nursery, and several other trades to create the overall appearance of the entire Nanshan property in Lafayette.


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Sean Sullivan from GardenArt was on-site as a resource to the landscape professionals and the staff from Spence Restoration Nursery. The tour participants were excited about this hands-on opportunity to see a successful commercial landscape and engaged Sean in a lively discussion about the design, installation and maintenance of the site. The tour participants were complimentary of the GardenArt project and offered many positive comments.

The bus tour also visited Ivy Tech Community College – Lafayette, a savanna restoration installed this spring at the Cary Home, rain gardens installed this spring at the Wabash Center, and several sites at Purdue University – West Lafayette. Kevin Tungsevick from Spence Restoration Nursery led the day-long professional development tour. GardenArt is honored to have been a part of this prestigious event.


For a list of all of the plants, flowers and grasses at Nanshan America AAT, click HERE.

To see more photos from the Spence Restoration Nursery Bus Tour stop at Nanshan America AAT, click HERE.

To see more photos of GardenArts’s work at Nanshan America AAT, click HERE.


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The easiest way to set up a meeting with the GardenArt team to discuss your vision for improving your outdoor living space is to fill out the simple GardenArt contact form, click HERE.

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GardenArt Tips for Autumn

GardenArt Offers Autumn Season Tips for Your Landscape, Garden and Lawn


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As the temperatures gets cooler there are several things that may be done to prepare your landscape for the winter and spring. The experts at GardenArt wish to offer these tips and reminders for the Autumn season which has begun. As always, if you have any specific questions, email or call us (click HERE).


  • Plant hardy Mums in your landscape to add annual Fall color
  • Feed your plants – use a time release plant food with nitrogen, sulfate of potash, iron and other micro-nutrients made for perennials and flowering shrubs and trees
  • Feed Evergreens (Hollies, Boxwoods and Yews) and deciduous Trees (Maples, Oaks and Ash) with tree food with nitrogen, sulfate of potash, iron and other micro-nutrients
  • Transplant and divide Peonies and other perennials
  • Dig up and store summer bulbs (gladiolus, dahlias, cannas, and others) when they mature
  • Plant spring blooming bulbs like Iris, Tulips, Crocus, and Daffodils, Allium and Camassia
  • Plant trees, shrubs, perennials, ornamental grasses, grass seed and sod. Temperatures are cooler and conditions are better for root growth. Use a starter plant fertilizer mix to assist in that process.
  • Some Fall plants that provide color in the cooler months are as follows: Beautyberry, Cotoneaster, Viburnums, Hypericum, Hydrangeas, Potentilla, Pyracantha and Butterfly Bush.
  • Mulch your flowers beds especially newly planted bulbs, perennials, and bushes.
  • Do not prune spring blooming trees and shrubs like Lilacs and Viburnums – the buds are set already to bloom next spring and if you prune now you will lose next spring’s flowers.
  • Monitor Fall rainfall. If actual rainfall is below normal rainfall for September, October and November, water evergreens well prior to the ground freezing. Evergreens transpire during the winter and are not dormant like deciduous plants. This especially important with broad-leaved evergreens such as Boxwood, Holly, Hemlock and Rhododendron.
  • Give some attention to your Lawn –
    • Best time to seed new lawns or reseed (over-seed) established lawns
    • Great time to Aerate and/or Thatch the lawn
    • Good time to add Lime and/or Fertilize, Top-dress with organic compost, and apply grub control
    • Remember to soak your lawn a couple of days before fertilizing – then top-dress, aerate/thatch, and then seed.
  • Gardens –can still seed beets, radishes, turnips and leaf lettuce; can still plant cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, collards and lettuce.
  • Bring your houseplants back indoors – spray them and dust the soil to prevent bringing in ants, wireworms and sow bugs. Repot pot bound plants; fertilize with slow release fertilizer through November and stop feeding them until February.


The easiest way to set up a meeting with the GardenArt team to discuss your vision for improving your outdoor living space is to fill out the simple GardenArt contact form, click HERE.

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GardenArt – Residential Projects

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New Home — Complete Landscape Design

In the past 10 years, GardenArt has prided itself in creating the most beautiful outdoor living spaces for the residents of Lafayette/West Lafayette. Clients are pleased to discover how talented and easy it is to work with the GardenArt professionals. It all starts with one call or email – and then the conversation begins.

Historic Neighborhood -- Established Yard -- Enhancement and Make-over

Historic Neighborhood — Established Yard — Enhancement and Make-over

GardenArt pros are eager to assist you and your family in designing your ultimate outdoor living space. Once that conversation starts – the entire burden falls on GardenArt to turn your dreams into a reality for your home and more importantly for your family. Whether it’s a simple wall or walkway or a backyard with a pool and multiple outdoor rooms, GardenArt handles each and every detail until you are ready to have your first family cook-out or pool party.

Community Living -- Maintenance-free Homes -- Small back patio

Community Living — Maintenance-free Homes — Small back patio

GardenArt also is ready to work with any outdoor space. GardenArt pros have designed and installed projects in new construction homes, established homes in historic neighborhoods, and maintenance-free community homes with small patios needing GardenArt’s special touch. Pictured above are three unique examples of GardenArt residential projects. We are certain these outdoor living spaces will inspire you to transform your yard too.

Check back soon for more photos of these projects as well as more examples of GardenArt residential projects.


The easiest way to set up a meeting with the GardenArt team to discuss your vision for improving your outdoor living space is to fill out the simple GardenArt contact form, click HERE.

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Back to School Projects


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GardenArt Goes Back to School


The past few weeks, the GardenArt crew has been working hard to assist the Tippecanoe School Corporation get ready for the first day of school. Each school had its own unique projects and designs but GardenArt stepped up and got the job done. Working to support kids especially within our public schools gives GardenArt special pride and satisfaction. Below are examples of three of the projects recently completed by GardenArt.



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In preparation for the students to return to school, the playground area needed new mulch. For a school like Burnett Creek, this is an important and massive job. GardenArt was excited to be a part of the project.


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Harrison High School


Harrison High was the recipient of monetary gift to add new trees in the Raiders’ athletic complex. It was important to get these new trees planted before the first home game. GardenArt managed the entire project for TSC and the trees look beautiful in their new home. Harrison Raiders fans and athletes will be able to enjoy this new cluster of trees for many years to come.


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Klondike Middle School


TSC needed some modifications to the main front entrance of Klondike Middle School. Tapping into GardenArt’s expertise and experience with impressive entrances, stone walls and outdoor spaces, TSC engaged the crew at GardenArt for this design and installation. The new entrance and wall was completed just in time for the onslaught of tweens and teens in just a few days.


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Introducing the GardenArt Team — Korena Vawter


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Korena is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana and now lives in West Lafayette with her family. She has been the Business Manager at GardenArt since 2004. Korena has a degree in Floral Design from the Indianapolis Floral Design School and is a Notary.

She is married to Dan Vawter who also works at GardenArt. She has four children: Barry, Morgan, Samantha and Matthew; and has three cats: Hank, Rudy and Star. Barry is married to Ashley and works in IT; Morgankorena_vawter2 recently married Casey; Samantha recently graduated from Harrison High School and will attend Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette in the fall; and Matt is a junior at Harrison High School and is on the varsity basketball team.

In addition to her work with GardenArt, Korena is an active part of her children’s lives and all of their activities. She also enjoys working in her own yard and scrap-booking – about her kids. Korena believes that GardenArt’s strengths include Vision, Creativity and Loyalty. She enjoys problem-solving and pleasing the GardenArt customers. Her best days at GardenArt are when she knows the clients are 100% satisfied.

Korena enjoys her work with GardenArt and loves going to the office every day but also looks forward to retiring on a sunny, quiet beach someday.



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Operation Releaf 2013


GardenArt – Operation Releaf 2013


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In the spring, GardenArt was selected by the City of West Lafayette to coordinate the tree plantings for Operation Releaf 2013. The GardenArt team spent the first part of the summer ordering, delivering, and planting trees in various neighborhoods all around the City of West Lafayette.


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Operation Releaf 2013 is an initiative in the City of West Lafayette that coordinates the planting of trees twice a year to replace trees that have been lost due to old age or damage either by accident or from vandalism. The tree plantings (one each spring and one each fall) are organized by the Greenspace Administrator for the City of West Lafayette with the invaluable assistance from the West Lafayette Tree Fund. The members of the West Lafayette Tree Fund act as liaisons with the homeowners assisting in picking the species of tree and scheduling the tree delivery.


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With the adoption of the original West Lafayette Landscape Ordinance, the West Lafayette Tree Fund was founded and formed in 1981 by a small group of concerned citizen led by the late Helen Lillich. The Tree Fund is supported by private contributions, and its purpose is to plant trees and implement landscaping projects in the public right of way in the City of West Lafayette. In addition to the funds raised by the West Lafayette Tree Fund, the Operation Releaf 2013 budget is augmented by grants from the Department of Natural Resources, EnviroWatts, and Community Development Block Grant. Over 6700 street trees have been planted over the years – lining the public streets, cleaning the air, cooling the neighborhoods, shading the sidewalks, capturing storm water, and beautifying the City.


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GardenArt is proud to be an integral part of such an important and worthwhile project especially since it benefits the community in which they reside. For Operation Releaf 2013, GardenArt planted a total of 87 trees.

GardenArt was also involved in the installation of Helen’s Way in November 2010. Helen’s Way is a cluster of hundreds trees along Kalberer Road in West Lafayette named in honor of the late Helen Lillich – West Lafayette’s self-proclaimed “Tree Lady.” Until her passing in 2010, Helen Lillich dedicated her life to beautifying the city through sheer hard work and determination as a guiding force behind the founding the Tree Fund and the adoption of the original West Lafayette Landscape Ordinance.


To support Operation Releaf, go to the West Lafayette Tree Fund website – click HERE.

To view more photos of GardenArt-Operation Releaf 2013, click HERE.


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