Each spring, the Maryland Home & Flower show comes to the Maryland State Fairgrounds to put homeowners in touch with area home and garden resources. A highlight of the show has always been the indoor display gardens.
Once again, ChesapeakeHome Magazine was invited to judge and present an award. The recipient of the 2003 ChesapeakeHome Landscaper Award was New Edge Design, LLC, for a townhouse garden designed by co-owners Johanna Hoehner and Michelle Cheek. The ChesapeakeHome Landscaper Award recognized the landscaper and display garden that most embodied a Mid-Atlantic home garden or landscape.
New Edge Design’s colorful and fragrant townhouse garden exhibited exceptional design and made excellent use of various materials including stone, brick, and iron as well as plant materials. The small but inviting space created the comfortable environment so crucial in confined, streetside garden spaces.
As is often the case, the judging this year was very difficult, and the ChesapeakeHome panel of judges found themselves torn between two designs. Coincidentally, the other garden our judges had considered won top honors from the panel judges selected by the Home & Flower Show. This landscape by Kroh’s Nursery and Landscape in Churchville, Maryland featured a large pond and naturalistic waterfall designed and installed by Fox Run, Inc. Playing off the theme of the show, Historic Maryland, Kroh’s and Fox Run designed a rustic, historic Oella garden that featured a variety of plant materials selected for their colorful foliage and interesting textures.
While ChesapeakeHome was only able to present one award, congratulations are in order for New Edge Design, Kroh’s, and Fox Run for the hard work and well-designed gardenscapes they presented at the 2003 Maryland Home & Flower Show.
Kroh’s Nursery and Landscape along with Fox Run, Inc. won top honors from Home & Flower Show judges.
New Edge Design, Johanna Hoehner or Michelle Cheek: 410-823-1775
Kroh’s Nursery and Landscape: 410-879-5305
Fox Run, Inc.: 410-247-1378 or foxrunponds.com.