I spent a few days in Chicago this week celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Lurie Garden. Click on the photo to link to a Flickr album for more photos.
Photo credit: Adam Woodruff
© 2014 Adam Woodruff & Associates | All Rights Reserved

I spent a few days in Chicago this week celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Lurie Garden. Click on the photo to link to a Flickr album for more photos.

Photo credit: Adam Woodruff

© 2014 Adam Woodruff & Associates | All Rights Reserved

Today is my 43rd birthday. I find myself wondering, where has the time gone? 
It’s so difficult to strike a balance between work and personal life … especially, when work is my passion and never far from my thoughts. I’ve been focused on refining my craft and building a business for the better part of the last 20 years. 
 
Birthdays are a good time to take pause and reflect on one’s accomplishments and make goals for the year ahead. Timely, is when the reimagined Garden Design magazine arrives on your birthday announcing you are “One To Watch”.
I am humbled and grateful to so many- Jim Peterson and Susan Cohan for the article; my clients, past and present for providing me the opportunity to create living beauty; my mentors and champions; friends and family. 

Today is my 43rd birthday. I find myself wondering, where has the time gone? 

It’s so difficult to strike a balance between work and personal life … especially, when work is my passion and never far from my thoughts. I’ve been focused on refining my craft and building a business for the better part of the last 20 years. 
 
Birthdays are a good time to take pause and reflect on one’s accomplishments and make goals for the year ahead. Timely, is when the reimagined Garden Design magazine arrives on your birthday announcing you are “One To Watch”.

I am humbled and grateful to so many- Jim Peterson and Susan Cohan for the article; my clients, past and present for providing me the opportunity to create living beauty; my mentors and champions; friends and family. 

Fine Gardening magazine arrived today! I contributed a regional report, “Alternatives to problem plants”. My picks- European privet, Purple loosestrife and Cannas. Want to know my alternatives? Pick up a copy of Fine Gardening at newsstands today.

Fine Gardening magazine arrived today! I contributed a regional report, “Alternatives to problem plants”. My picks- European privet, Purple loosestrife and Cannas. Want to know my alternatives? Pick up a copy of Fine Gardening at newsstands today.

Garden Design magazine ships May 15th!

The reimagined Garden Design magazine is finally here! I am proud to share that yours truly is featured in the inaugural issue. Follow the link for subscription information.

APLD’s re-designed and re-imagined quarterly publication, The Designer, launched Saturday. It is a free publication. I am proud to be a part of the magazine. My Jones Road garden is the backdrop for the table of contents and I’ve written an article on one of my favorite plants, prairie dock. Go to http://issuu.com/apld/docs/apldthedesignerspring2014

Proud to be a part of the re-designed and re-imagined Spring 2014 issue of The Designer, APLD’s quarterly, digital only magazine. It will launch on March 15th. Don’t miss out on great content. Get a free subscription http://bit.ly/1jZ3r3d

Proud to be a part of the re-designed and re-imagined Spring 2014 issue of The Designer, APLD’s quarterly, digital only magazine. It will launch on March 15th. Don’t miss out on great content. Get a free subscription http://bit.ly/1jZ3r3d

I LOVE YOU PIET

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Last night I attended a reception at the Missouri History Museum for honorees of St. Louis At Home Magazine’s Architect & Designer Awards. It was a fun evening with friends and colleagues. I am thrilled to share that my Jones Road project was selected by a distinguished panel of national judges including: Barbara Barry, Jeffrey Bilhuber, Marlon Blackwell, Michael Boodro and Peter Pennoyer for First Place in the category of Residential Landscape Design Construction (half acre or more).

Last night I attended a reception at the Missouri History Museum for honorees of St. Louis At Home Magazine’s Architect & Designer Awards. It was a fun evening with friends and colleagues. I am thrilled to share that my Jones Road project was selected by a distinguished panel of national judges including: Barbara Barry, Jeffrey Bilhuber, Marlon Blackwell, Michael Boodro and Peter Pennoyer for First Place in the category of Residential Landscape Design Construction (half acre or more).

Creating a Native Planting Design Style

Grounded Design by Thomas Rainer
THE SABBATICAL

What happens when America’s most promising planting designer takes time to study the world’s leading designers?

Adam Woodruff is thinking about plants. 

Woodruff, the St. Louis garden designer best known for his traffic-stopping seasonal displays at projects like the Bank of Springfield in Illinois, has spent much of the last three years quietly studying the work of the world’s leading designers. [read more]

Grounded Design by Thomas Rainer
THE SABBATICAL
What happens when America’s most promising planting designer takes time to study the world’s leading designers?
Adam Woodruff is thinking about plants. 
Woodruff, the St. Louis garden designer best known for his traffic-stopping seasonal displays at projects like the Bank of Springfield in Illinois, has spent much of the last three years quietly studying the work of the world’s leading designers. [read more]