Pro Tips from Garden Fairy: Julie Harrison, Horticulture Expert & Landscape Garden Designer

I can hardly believe our good fortune! My friend, Julie Harrison, a horticultural expert with years of experience in landscape and garden design, has offered to share her insights and perspective with us in a new series we’re calling, “Pro Tips from The Garden Fairy!”  

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Curiously, chickens brought us together a few years ago, when I was in the throes a legal legal battle with the town to keep our chickens on our 2 acre property, I received an email from Julie, introducing herself as a “fellow farming neighbor,” who was saddened by the trouble we were having with the town. She said that she and her family would be happy to accommodate my flock on her family’s farm if we were interested. No time limit, no conditions, only an open invitation. I will never forget that generosity, which made an otherwise trying experience feel like a blessing in disguise.

My friend, Julie Harrison, a horticultural expert with years of experience in landscape and garden design, has offered to share her insights and perspective with us in a new series we're calling, "Pro Tips from The Garden Fairy!&quot
Julie’s family farm.

MORE ABOUT JULIE
Julie is a earned her bachelor’s degree in Horticulture and Landscape Design from the University of Connecticut. Her work with private golf clubs, businesses and private homeowners includes design, special occasion florals, video production, speaking engagements, teaching classes and holiday decorating. She is a regularly featured contributor on the CBS affiliate, WFSB Channel 3’s show Better Connecticut. Julie lives on a farm with her husband and adorable little chicken chick. Her business, Natural Elegance Design, is based on her driving philosophy that a good design always has a natural look and elegant feel.

One of the 5 Christmas trees Julie decorated in the historic, Phelps-Hatheway House in Suffield, CT
 Better Connecticut with Julie Harrison, The Garden Fairy!

Click here to see Julie on WFSB 3 Connecticut where she discusses dividing perennials!

My friend, Julie Harrison, a horticultural expert with years of experience in landscape and garden design, has offered to share her insights and perspective with us in a new series we're calling, "Pro Tips from The Garden Fairy!"

Julie & her family adopted my Dorking pair, Samson & Delilah a year and a half ago. This photo of Samson & a few of his ladies was taken in Julie’s backyard last week.

My friend, Julie Harrison, a horticultural expert with years of experience in landscape and garden design, has offered to share her insights and perspective with us in a new series we're calling, "Pro Tips from The Garden Fairy!"
Cranesbill geranium left in my driveway by My Garden Fairy.

Julie also happens to be a stealthy enabler of my life-long landscape gardening addiction, often leaving luscious perennial cuttings for me when I’m not looking. (hence: The Garden Fairy!) She now knows that I am a fifth generation brown thumb gardener and homicidal horticulturist, but that I manage fairly well in the chicken yard. If I can landscape my chicken yard absent any knowledge of proper practices- the sky’s the limit with Julie here to clue me in! I look forward to learning more from Julie about all things gardening and ask you to join me in welcoming her to Team Chicken Chick!

My friend, Julie Harrison, a horticultural expert with years of experience in landscape and garden design, has offered to share her insights and perspective with us in a new series we're calling, "Pro Tips from The Garden Fairy!"
All of these perennials now live in my chicken yard!
My friend, Julie Harrison, a horticultural expert with years of experience in landscape and garden design, has offered to share her insights and perspective with us in a new series we're calling, "Pro Tips from The Garden Fairy!"
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Shay
Shay
2021 years ago

I’m not sure brown thumb covers me 🙁 If plants could run from me they would. I think I hear little screams of “Help Me!” as I go to buy them. I need what ever you learn Kathy!

Mandy
Mandy
2021 years ago

What a great series! I’m so excited!

Lindsey
Lindsey
2021 years ago

I wish I could get my garden to look through that good. The heat out here burns everything up.

Barb
Barb
2021 years ago

This is great! I can now get the best information on two of the things I love the most – chickens & gardening!