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 aroused, 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.
I believe in educating our staff and crew about water gardening on a continuing basis, so you can be
assured of quality workmanship and service. Plus, we use no heavy equipment for
most projects that could damage lawns or surrounding plantings. All labor and
plants we install (except submerged and tropical pond plants) are guaranteed
for 1 year. Written care instructions are provided for every customer.
Today, we are the largest grower of potted aquatic plants in southern Ohio,
supplying many garden centers and landscapers in the region. In addition, we
install/refurbish over 100 water gardens a year utilizing what we feel are the
best products on the market today for easy, low maintenance water gardens.
Besides specializing in water gardens, we also offer an array of general
landscape services, landscape 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