I recently visited Michael Petrie’s Handmade Gardens in Downingtown, PA. If you attended the Flower Show this year, you’ll remember Handmade Gardens as the creator of the funky, nearly fluorescent painted tree seen here (at right).
Now entering its second year in operation, the retail plant nursery, garden shop, and landscape design business is going strong and attracting a wide clientele. Michael and his business partner Sue Phillips pride themselves on offering unusual annuals and perennials, as well as found objects, antiques, and art.
When we spoke, Michael gladly offered some tips for Mid-Atlantic gardeners.