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Introducing the GardenArt Team — Korena Vawter


Korena L. 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.



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. Do it today!



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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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Introducing the GardenArt Team — Andy Strange


Andy A. Strange


2013-06-10 Staff Photos AndyStrangeAndy is originally from Lafayette, Indiana and graduated from McCutcheon High School and Ivy Tech Community College (Lafayette). He has been with GardenArt for six years and is a Project Supervisor. Andy earned a Certificate in Landscape Management and certification as a Pesticide Applicator.

He and his wife of five years, Jackie, have a six-month old baby boy, Lucas, and a cat; and in March 2013 Andy and Jackie bought their first home in West Lafayette. In addition to his work with GardenArt, Andy coaches semi-professional football after a few years as a semi-pro football player. He is a Notre Dame Irish fan and enjoys his family and friends — aspiring to be the best father, husband and friend that he can be.

Andy takes great pride in his work with GardenArt. He enjoys working closely with clients to create the outdoor living spaces of their dreams. Andy feels most proud when a project is completed and the client is overjoyed with their new outdoor environment. Although he is passionate about and committed to his work with GardenArt, Andy still dreams of someday coaching the Indianapolis Colts or the University of Notre Dame football team.



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. Do it today!



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Spring Delivery — Busy Day at GardenArt


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Today was a busy day at GardenArt HQ. A parade of box trucks and flatbeds delivered trees, shrubs, flowers and other plants all day long. The GardenArt design teams have been working hard creating beautiful outdoor living spaces on paper for clients — now it’s time to order the materials and begin installations.


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Some of these trees will be used in the West Lafayette Tree Project – ReLeaf; and many of the plants will be used in the GardenArt “Adopt-A-Spot” in Lafayette.


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The GardenArt team will be working on their Adopt-A-Spot this Saturday — just in time for Mother’s Day. READ more: HERE.


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{To view more photos of “GardenArt’s Adopt-A-Spot Work Day” — click HERE or any image in this post}

Check back for more information on the NATIVE PLANTS used in this Adopt-A-Spot in Lafayette, Indiana.



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Celebrating 10 Years – Launching Facebook Page


GardenArt Celebrates 10 Years – Launches Facebook Page


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In March 2013, GardenArt kicked off its 10th anniversary year with a special luncheon for their entire GardenArt team – and there was even cake! Excitement filled the celebration not only because of GardenArt’s 10th year milestone but also for the anticipation of the Spring season quickly approaching.

Founded by Sean Sullivan and Dan Vawter on March 17, 2003, GardenArt has established itself as the premier commercial and residential landscaping firm in central Indiana. Creating breathtaking and unique outdoor spaces and structures for both commercial and residential properties is their specialty.

In celebration of their 10th anniversary, GardenArt has embarked on an ambitious project – engaging its clients and the entire community through social media. GardenArt has launched a Facebook page and Twitter account as well as Pinterest boards, blog posts on WordPress, and a Linked In Group and Linked In Company. You can even connect with GardenArt on Houzz.com – and offer a positive review and recommendation, if you choose.


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GardenArt will continue to celebrate their 10th anniversary by getting more and more involved in the community. In addition to GardenArt’s Adopt-a-Spot and involvement in tree plantings throughout the year, they will become more involved in supporting the community. The best way to stay engaged with GardenArt and to keep up with all of the 10th anniversary excitement is by “Liking” GardenArt on Facebook and “Following” GardenArt on Twitter. If you follow GardenArt through social media you will see many examples of their projects as well as discover what happens behind the scenes. The GardenArt experts will also share tips on keeping your outdoor living spaces alive and vibrant.

At the 10th Anniversary luncheon it was evident that the entire GardenArt team is ready and looking forward to another rewarding season of “Building Customers for Life.”


Contacts:

Sean Sullivan, sean@gardenartlandscapes.com, 765.463.4000

Dan Vawter, dan@gardenartlandscapes.com, 765.463.4000


The easiest way to set up a meeting with Dan and Sean to discuss your vision for improving your outdoor living space is to fill out the simple GardenArt contact form, click HERE. Do it today!



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Case Study – Outdoor Classroom


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Customer: West Lafayette School Coroporation

Date: Summer, 2003


This project is an excellent illustration of our landscape contracting services and our diverse service offerings. The courtyard was a weedy, over grown mess. The West Lafayette Community School Corporation hired the architecture firm of Durkin, Shoulders, Veasey and Parrot to redesign the courtyard. GardenArt was the successful bidder for the project.

It’s scope included drainage (both flat roofs drain into the area) using a dry creek bed, concrete paver walkways, decomposed granite pathways, geometric raised planters for school projects, a bridge to span the dry creek bed, a water garden, fencing to provide security, the use of outcropping stone to create a small outdoor classroom setting and extensive plantings.

As problems cropped up, we worked with the Landscape Architect of record to develop creative solutions which maintained the spirit of the design while fitting the realities of the site.

This project, relative to conventional classrooms, provides the WLCSC with an excellent value and a unique outdoor learning environment.


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Inspiration from GardenArt

Earth laughs in flowers.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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February 9, 2013 · 3:15 pm