Plant Connections

Holistic Horticulture

Hi, my name is Wes Williams and I hope to be your plant connection and personal gardener!   On the credentials side of things I have a B.S. in Environmental Horticulture from Ohio State University and 30 years of experience in both the public and private sector. My areas of expertise include small tree and shrub pruning, plant health care,  specialty garden maintenance and plant selection. I always encourage and support the use of native plants in the contemporary landscape. I do not use any chemicals and all power tools are quiet as well eco-friendly.  All weeding is done quickly and expertly by hand!    

So what is Holistic Horticulture? It means when together we consider a landscape or garden we understand the whole is greater than
the sum of the parts. Holistic Horticulture considers first and foremost how interactions among humans, plants, animals and
the environment effect the natural ongoing process around us. It means we are ever mindful of how are actions impact the whole and we take responsibility and accept accountability for our decisions. We don't fight nature we work with nature.

Connecting with nature is proven to reduce mental stress and fatigue. It inspires us with beauty and surprise. I believe our gardens and landscapes can be one of the best prescriptions for our well being and our planets health. 


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Trees & Shrubs

Professional arborist services for small trees and shrubs.

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Landscape Rehabilitation & Maintenance

Restore and renew a neglected landscape or garden.

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Specialty Garden Care

Herb, rose and perennial garden care and maintenance.

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Nature is powering down for winter in Central Ohio.  You may have heard this is a time for ‘fall cleanup’ but at Plant Connections I don’t see nature as being ‘messy’ during this process.  Fall is a critical time for seed, nut and fruit production as well as creating winter shelter for birds, animals, and beneficial insects.

Here’s what I recommend to winterize your landscape for you and for Mother Nature.

Some standing vegetation can be left for spring when it will pull easily out of the ground.  Leaving some of the more attractive plants provides some winter interest during the dreary and snowy months ahead.

Pull annuals from containers and beds.

Remove all invasive weeds in mulched areas as well as around trees and shrubs.

Cut back perennials that do not provide seed or fruit for birds and wildlife.

Aerate mulch to insure and promote water filtration.

Prune trees and shrubs as needed.

Shred fallen leaves and use as a light winter mulch layer.

Touch up edging as needed.

My approach is to find a good balance between allowing for the natural seasonal process to do its thing for the benefit of plants and wildlife as well as to insure an attractive cared for landscape.  I work for you and with Mother Nature!

Call to schedule a property walk about and free estimate.  My hourly rate is very reasonable.

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  • Reynoldsburg, Ohio, United States

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