Friday, September 19, 2014

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens - Chihuly Exhibit



We visited Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Columbus, Ohio on an overcast and cool day, absolutely perfect weather for visiting a botanical garden. The conservatories were outstanding and really more spectacular than the gardens themselves. A Chihuly exhibit was taking place and the pieces were breathtaking. 

Some of the pieces pictured here may not be Chihuly and if that is the case, I apologize. I have more photos of the gardens that I will share in my next post.



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Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

A trip to Ohio - Schiller Park, Columbus


We just got back from a 4-day trip to Ohio. The purpose of the trip was to take a friend of ours back to her hometown, Marysville, to reconnect with siblings that she had not seen in over 15 years. We offered to drive her there and it was a nice, relaxing mini-vacation. The weather was fantastic. A cold front had just passed through and the temperatures hovered in the lower 70s. 

The drive through Cincinatti was hair-raising (we hit it at noon rush-hour) but the remainder of the route took us through quaint towns with beautiful architecture and serene countryside. I have never seen so many corn fields in my life! 

We stayed in Marysville but drove to Columbus, about 20 miles away, on our first full day. We visited the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (photos to come!) and walked through the German Village. We enjoyed some spectacular ice cream at Jeni's Spendid Ice Cream

The German Village consists of restaurants, shops, parks and gardens. We didn't really know where we were going but I was happy to locate one of the best known gardens - Schiller Park. It is named after the German poet Friederich von Schiller and an impressive statue of him faces a long promenade that surrounds a perennial border.
famous German poet, Friedrich von Schiller. An impressive statue of Schiller decorates the center of the park. - See more at: http://www.columbus.gov/recreationandparks/parks/Schiller-Park/#sthash.OxUXyrhC.dpuf
famous German poet, Friedrich von Schiller. An impressive statue of Schiller decorates the center of the park. - See more at: http://www.columbus.gov/recreationandparks/parks/Schiller-Park/#sthash.OxUXyrhC.dpuf
famous German poet, Friedrich von Schiller. An impressive statue of Schiller decorates the center of the park. - See more at: http://www.columbus.gov/recreationandparks/parks/Schiller-Park/#sthash.OxUXyrhC.dpuf


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Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

House and garden for sale


FABULOUS describes not only this beautiful 4 BR Cape Cod, but the lovely lot & EXTENSIVE GARDENS surrounding it! --  On Local Garden Tour(2006 & 2013)

Originally THE BRADSHAW HOUSE, the current owners of 20 years have Remodeled, Restored, & added the Fabulous Gardens! Original Kitchen, Butlers Pantry, back porch were transformed into large kitchen, new Stainless Appliances (2013),lovely breakfast room! Large Living Room features built-ins, Fireplace, French Doors to Screen Porch. Large Formal Dining Room (built-ins), 2 lovely entrances to include Large foyer & nice staircase. 2 Bedrooms on main level. Upstairs features 2 Bedrooms, + sitting area & landing. U/F Basement has laundry however a NEW 2nd laundry on main level. Security System. Property has wonderful privacy! Would make an ideal Event/Venue Place!

Located within walking distance of downtown Florence, UNA and Florence Harbor Marina.

General Information
  • Beds 4
  • House Size - 2,487 Sq Ft 
  • Price - $175,000
  • Property Type - Single Family Home
  • Baths - 2 Full Bath
  • Price/sqft - $70
  • Garage - 1 car garage


Front Entry
Living Room
Dining Room
Kitchen
Kitchen
Breakfast Room
Back Entry
Bedroom #1
Bedroom #2 (Office/Library)
Landing #1
Landing #2
Bedroom #3
Bedroom #4
Back of House


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