Carmen Johnston exudes happiness~ which is reflected in the gorgeous way she designs, creates, and installs plants and containers at the many homes she enhances through gardening.  Carmen enthusiastically shares ideas and tips for creating a similar feel in your own home and she also brings the service right to your door!  Based in the southeastern part of the US, Carmen has made this area more beautiful with each project she takes on.

brunette lady in lavender collared shirt holding plants
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I have known Carmen’s family my whole life which makes watching Carmen’s talents even more fun (the street where I grew up even bears her last name because her husband’s family developed the area).  The Johnston’s owned a plant supply and gardening company that was the step that Carmen needed to realize her passion for landscape design, gardening, and event opportunities. And, wow, did she embrace it!  Carmen creates stunning designs that show her creative eye and love of all things green and blooming!

hydrangea garden by carmen johnston
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Carmen and her team bring landscaping dreams to life for their customers as they design and then install the carefully planned aspects of the yards. One of my favorite aspects of Carmen’s business and talents is the garden container side of her business.  So many layers of fabulous plants and blooms are mixed together under Carmen’s creative eye.  Each one is stunning and yet also attainable and down to earth. Notice how Carmen used grouping of potted plants to make this porch become a show-stopper…

porch with hanging baskets of red geraniums and green plants
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This oversized centerpiece is a commanding design that looks fabulous on a large table or on a porch.  It provides such a warm welcome to have this greeting everyone as they arrive! I would love for Carmen to come work her magic on my porches each season!

front porch fall entrance
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Or my entire yard, really! Lol~ Carmen makes everything she touches more beautiful.  The combinations of the plants and the layers of unique elements in her garden designs draw me in and make me want to know more about each plant.

 

lush green yard with blooming plants
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yard full of allium
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Carmen also adds her eye for floral design to weddings and celebrations.  Take a look at some of the gorgeous weddings and parties that Carmen has put her stamp on through floral design…

pink and white wedding flower centerpiece
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I hope this gave you a little peek into what Carmen Johnston is all about!  There is so much more to learn about Carmen and FROM Carmen!  She’s a delight and always full of great tips and beautiful inspiration.  Follow Carmen in the following places…

Website- Carmen Johnston Gardens

Instagram- Carmen Johnston Gardens

Facebook- Carmen Johnston Gardens

 

carmen johnston with large planter and wearing red boots

Cheers to making everything more beautiful,

Lydia xo

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