Carmen Johnston Gardens Blog


Top Tips For Designing A Pool, Carmen Johnston Gardens

In the past year, outdoor living and swimming pools have become a top priority for homeowners and here’re some of my top tips for designing a pool. Function First – Tips for Designing A Pool  Pool time creates lasting memories for friends and family but you really have to be thinking long-term when designing a […]

Breakers Garden, Palm Beach Trade Guide, Carmen Johnston Gardens

Refresh, recharge and find inspiration is something we all need and here is my ultimate Palm Beach, Florida travel guide because it is one of my favorite spots for this!   Palm Beach Travel Guide – Fun Places To Eat From Atlanta to Palm Beach is a direct flight making travel easy to the South […]

Orchard Dinner, Carmen Johnston Gardens, Photo by Hector Sanchez

Gatherings with friends and family are now an option again, thank goodness, and here’re my top six tips for creating summertime entertaining memories.   Create Summertime Entertaining Memories How many brunches and dinners have you been dreaming up in the past year?!  I want to inspire your events, big and small, by helping you personalize […]

Country Living container, Carmen Johnston Gardens

There is nothing more welcoming for a guest than a pretty front door container and I’m thrilled I got to create this for the Country Living  June issue, now on stands! Country Living Front Door Beauty! My sweet friend Barbara Hale generously allowed us to use her stunning Columbus home’s front porch as the backdrop […]

Front Door Challenge, June 2021, Carmen Johnston Gardens

It’s time to get your front door summer ready and I’ve got a great challenge for you with a sweet reward coinciding with my June story in Country Living magazine! Front Door Challenge – You Could Win! Along with several of my influencer friends, Noell Jett, of Jett Set Farmhouse, Sarah Elizabeth Ray and Sara […]

This week’s HGTV® Smart Home 2021 premiere showcased just how much smarter our homes can be with the latest in home technology and I was thrilled to be the 2021 Tech and Wellness Expert for the project.     Home Technology And Smart Design Elements Showcased The Naples, Florida home has beautiful regional architecture and […]

Kitchen HGTV Smart Home 2021, Carmen Johnston Gardens

The HGTV Smart Home 2021 in Naples, Florida is smarter and more innovative than ever and I’m pleased to share I served as the tech and wellness expert which you’ll see during the April 21 special.   HGTV Smart Home 2021 Tech, Wellness Expert If you are wondering how I connected with the smart folks […]

What’s in Bloom: March Edition Spring is approaching quickly and we are ready at Carmen Johnston Gardens. Check out what Carmen’s six favorite March blooms are! Did you miss our last blog? We share the best winter tips to ensure a beautiful spring garden — check it out here.

Taking the time for winter prep can result in a beautiful spring garden so check out these great tips and then grab that coat and gloves and get to work! Winter Prep For Beautiful Spring Garden – Perennials It is important to consider your location and the current weather your area is experiencing. Located here […]

River House, Landscape Installation, Carmen Johnston Gardens

Check out the magic behind the multi-dimensional, landscape installation of this beautiful river house my team and I did on the banks of the Savannah River in Augusta, Georgia.     River House Landscape Installation  Yes, I love putting together gorgeous container gardens but many times that’s the icing on the cake.  Now, let me tell you […]

Boxwood Shrubs, Carmen Johnston Gardens, Thomaston GA