Who is Green Vista Water Gardens
Thank you for visiting Green Vista Water Garden's new home on the Internet. I'd
like to take a few moments to briefly introduce myself and my company.
Green Vista is the name of the business I started in 1995 specializing in the installation and
maintenance of custom designed water gardens. I am a graduate of Ohio State (B. S.)
and Purdue University (M. S.) horticulture programs with a specialization in urban
landscape horticulture. I have over 20 years experience in the lawn and garden
industry working in positions as diverse as owning/operating a small fruit and
vegetable truck farm (9 years) to general manager of the garden center at
Scarff's Nursery in New Carlisle (8 years).
I first became involved with water gardening while managing at Scarff's Nursery
in the 1980's since we ( as did most garden centers) 'dabbled' a little in water
gardening. Since I've always taken pride in knowing my subject/business thoroughly,
it soon became apparent to me that as well as I was versed in most areas of
horticulture and landscaping,... I hardly knew a darn thing about water gardening!
My curiosity peaked, I installed my first pond at home in 1993 and quickly became
"hooked" on the exciting world of water gardening. The sound of flowing water and
the beauty of colorful pond fish playing among blooming water lilies creates a
peaceful environment unlike any other in the garden.
Today, we are the largest grower of potted aquatic plants in southern Ohio,
supplying many garden centers and landscapers in the region.
Besides specializing in water gardens, we also offer consulting, staff training and public seminars
on a wide variety of landscape and gardening topics. Please enjoy your visit to
our virtual home and check back regularly for new seasonal tips, specials and
the latest innovations in the exciting world of water gardening!
Green Vista Water Gardens