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Chris Olsen is a nationally known home and garden guru, designer, author, TV personality and public speaker. In his book, Chris shares his landscape and gardening knowledge along with his unique flair for home decor and design. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers.

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August 2017 - One backyard - Five outdoor rooms - Read the Article

Cereal Drive! - Chris caught up with his THV buddies at the NLR THV Cereal Drive. He appears in the video below sponsored by Gwatney Chevrolet and Gwatney Buick GMC.


June 2017 - Great new article in "At Home" featuring a home Chris was involved in decorating. Here's the link

May 2017 - "Adventures in Travel" had a blast at the Edgemont House!

April 2017 - What an awesome Symposium Chris just appeared at. Read this review!

Chris and Linda Sue -

The Symposium was TERRIFIC. Everyone loved Chris, he won over the audience and we laughed and had the best time. Guests were lined up for a copy of his book and could not wait to speak to him. I am sure some of our out-of-town guests will be calling to try and book him! Thank you Chris for a super day! Please feel free to visit again and tour some of the beautiful gardens you did not have time to see. "What the Whaat!".

Mary Louise

April 2017 - Would you read this wonderful article about the Edgemont House! - LINK

March 2016 - Great new article written for "At Home" - download here

February 2016- Chris was recently featured in an "At Home" article about a pool project he worked on. Read the Full Article here

January 2016 - Another new article in Arkansas Business - click for large version

January 2016 - Great "At Home" article featuring Chris (who also made the cover)
download here

October 30th, 2015 - KTHV paid a LIVE television visit to the Chris H. Olsen's home!




October 21st, 2015 - Arkansas Democrat Gazette recently did a great article about Chris and his fall decorating. Here is the link

October 12th, 2015 - Pumpkin Bash at Plantopia was so much fun! Hope you come next year!

October 11th, 2015 - Check out this nice fall sampler of Casa De Destino this fall!

Spooky New Article over at At Home featuring Chris H. Olsen Fall / Halloween
Decorating! Read the Article!


UPCOMING EVENTS! We just posted a long list of upcoming events with Chris H. Olsen - have a look at them here!


2015 Curb Appeal winners announced!

Winners of 2015 Curb Appeal contest annouced over at At Home in Arkansas. Read the article and see the great pics!

Here is the link! READ IT


arkansas business

Wonderful new article with Arkansas Business just released touching on all aspects of Chris's career.

Read the article here Enjoy!

You have to check out this featured home that Chris landscaped. It's amazing!

Here's the link! READ NOW


Chris just wrote a great article about using pots in your landscapes!

Take a moment and read it!

Here is the link! READ IT!


Be sure and check out the Botanica Gardens booth at the Arkansas Flower and Garden show February 20th - 22nd, 2015!

Happy New Years! Enjoy these New Years articles written by Chris - THV Article about New Years party - Life of the Party - AY Magazine Article

November 30th, 2014 - What is Christmas Decor without a Christmas tree? Some Hints

November 24th, 2014 - You can have a very Simplistic Look this Christmas! Video

November 17th, 2014 - Decorate your Mantle with a twist this year! Video

October 23rd, 2014 - Spooky Halloween Decor and Citrus Pumpkins!

October 15th, 2014 - Decorate for the Children at Halloween! - Video


September 29th, 2014 - Chris shows you how to soften your yard with plants - Video

September 14th, 2014 - Build a backyard fireplace! They are awesome! - Video

September 13th, 2014 - Make a lasting pet memorial - Video

September 8th, 2014 - Fall Containers are the way to go! And EASY! - Video

September 3rd, 2014 - Show support for your favorite football team - Video

August 25th, 2014 - Chris' store Botanica Gardens keeps all kinds of cool fountains in stock. Video

August 24th, 2014 - How about some help with your summer garden? Let Chris Help

August 11th, 2014 - It's time to TRIM those TREES - Video

August 4th, 2014 - Everyone collects something! Why not living plants? Video

July 26th, 2014 - Updating your bathroom can add so much to a home. Look at how this one was done! - Video

July 23rd, 2014 - Why not a plant collection? Video Feed Birds? Do it in style! Video

July 22nd, 2014 - Create a "Destino" out of your front or back yard! - Video

July 21st, 2014 - Latest Creations! Summertime Prep for the Holidays and Garden Hose Wreath!

July 13th, 2014 - Houseplants really can make the home especially in groupings - Video

July 6th, 2014 - Use Lanterns in your Yard for a great effect - Today's Home

July 2nd, 2014 - Chris has some awesome July 4th ideas - Video 1 and Video 2.

June 28th, 2014 - Why not save $$$ and re-do the bathroom with accessories? Learn more

June 25th, 2014 - How about a Red, White and Blue Centerpiece! Video

June 23rd, 2014 - Every year when Chris goes to the Dallas Market people want to know - what does market look like? Well - Chris made a couple of iPhone videos to share with you. Video 1 and VIdeo 2.

June 23rd, 2014 - You know GREEN is a COLOR! Remember that in your landscaping! video

June 22nd, 2014 - Chris wants to educate you about dealing with slugs and snails - video

June 21st, 2014 - Why not make a Garden Treasure Jar? - video

June 14th, 2014 - Have bland walls? DO NOT put up just anything to fill space! Make a personal statement with your walls - see video

June 11th, 2014 - How about some tips on taking care of Day Lilies - and some Father's Day gift ideas!

June 10th, 2014 - Ready to make-over your Master Bedroom? Bring it to perfection with tips like these! - video

June 9th, 2014 - Here are some unique ideas for using Bling Bling - PLUS us Basket Spheres!

June 4th, 2014 - The Inviting Arkansas Guide to Entertaining has been release!

Entertaining Guide

June 2nd, 2014 - You know it's not that difficult to do a complete make-over on your home's exterior. Paint, shutters and just the right plants can make an incredible difference! Video

May 27th, 2014 - Remember the Karate Kid? Of course you do! Well the Bonsai Tree was such a unique touch in the movie - and Chris has some tips on how to deal with them. Video

May 26th, 2014 - When you are decorating your home, personal touches are so important. It's the little things that turn a house into a home. Here are some tips!

May 19th, 2014 - Decorating kids rooms can be a challenge - remember personal touches and organization is the key. Chris has some great idea in this girls room - see the video

May 19th, 2014 - Some great new video here including Tropical Foliage Plants and Entertaining with Class: Place Card Ideas

May 12th, 2014 - One of the greatest additions you can make to your home is a screened-in porch! Think about it - it's a covered area so you can use indoor furniture outside! Great for entertaining as well. Have a look at the latest Today's Home video for ideas you could incorporate into your own.

May 11th, 2014 - Chris has some unique Mother's Day gift ideas for you! Gifts for a Mother that gardens here and a few you can make yourself.

May 5th, 2014 - Chris has some great simple tips to really transform a room from "house" to "home". Easy, personal and simple additions that have a big effect. View the video

April 28th, 2014 - Some great segments for you here including Colorful Landscape and creating the "What the What?" factor for your containers. You have to see these segments!

April 21st, 2014 - Have you considered doing something with your patio this year to get ready for Summer? Here is a great example of a private patio fit to host any outdoor party - and much of it built with easy to obtain materials - watch Private Little Patio on our YouTube channel.

April 16th, 2014 - Chris has some original ideas about decorating Easter Eggs! Video 1 and 2

April 12th, 2014 - How about doing something different for Easter Decorating? Check out this Tiered Basket Easter Centerpiece - right here on YouTube

April 11th, 2014 - One of the BIG trends right now is the Fairy Garden. These creative miniature gardens are so unique and take up hardly any room - build one for yourself! Learn More

April 6th, 2014 - You know your home is not the only place that can have rooms - creat outdoor functional rooms! And it's easier than you might think. Have a look at these ideas.

April 2nd, 2014 - Chris made a THV11 appearance this morning and spoke about pesky Moles and Amadillos and also gave the right advice when it comes to bringing Spring Flowers Indoors.

April 1st, 2014 - Chris has a unique idea for an Avacado Sandwich now on his YouTube!

March 26th, 2014 - Chris appeared on THV11 this morning with some wonderful ideas - we have posted them to our YouTube! Check out Perennial Power and Geraniums!

March 26th, 2014 - How about a Tropical Salad? Here are the details from Chris H. Olsen


March 20th, 2014 - Chris shared his knowledge on television recently with these two subjects - Easy to Grow Indoor Ferns and a really fun art project about Framed Spoon Art!


March 18th, 2014 - Chris made a THV11 appearance recently and covered the topics of Controlling Winter Broadleaf Weeds and also a segment on Winter Flowers that Endure the Cold.

March 16th, 2014 - Are you eating a lot of citrus lately? Don't throw them out - PUT THEM TO USE!


March 14th, 2014 - Chris had a wonderful time as one of the judges at the Little Rock Master Gardener's Club meeting! The event was held at the Beautiful Little Rock Country Club!

Master Gardeners LR

March 9th, 2014 - As a landscape designer, one of the things Chris is constantly asked to incorporate into a design is some sort of source of Fire. Fireplaces and Firepits are all the rave right now - but they each have their own pros and cons - including expense and the actual amount of warmth they are able to provide. Chris has and idea for a really inexpensive source of fire you can incorporate almost instantly for almost no investment! Watch it here on YouTube

March 8th, 2014 - Chris recently did a major overhaul on his personal Master Bedroom. He was set on incorporating the bed into the center of the room, with a combination of perfect lighting and shelving surrounding it. The custom designed ceiling is absolutely to die for! Modern, stylish and exciting - you have to see the finished photos. LINK


March 5th, 2014 - In the latest Today's Home - Chris tells you what to prune for Spring!


March 5th, 2014 - How about some unique uses for Wine Cork? We have some here.

March 4th, 2014 - The latest edition of "At Home" is out featuring a wonderful landscape designed by our own Chris H. Olsen - you can download and read it for yourself here.


March 1st, 2014 - Did you see the photos of our Garden Show booth? click here

February 23rd, 2014 - Chris has some ideas for the upcoming Mardi Gras - LINK

February 21st, 2014 - Chris has some great ideas for Homemade Soup - learn how to make it

February 14th, 2014 - The latest Today's Home is out!It's pruning time! LINK

February 12th, 2014 - Ever thought of a Beta Fish for a Valentine's gift? It works! - link

February 11th, 2014 - You can build some great outdoor yard ornaments out of simple PVC pipe - and also utilize them indoors as well! Chris shows you how in this video - link

February 10th, 2014 - Make some great Valentine Centerpieces - learn how to do it

February 3rd, 2014 - Choosing outdoor pottery can be a real challenge - how about some help!

January 31st, 2014 - Chris H. Olsen's store Botanica Gardens just released the Spring Newsletter! You can have a look at it right here.

January 29th, 2014 - How about making the world's best cup of Hot Chocolate? Learn How

January 20th, 2014 - Chris shows you how to make your own WALL ART - watch the video

January 20th, 2014 - You can change the color of Hydrangeas - Chris shows you how here.

January 13th, 2014 - Chris says "LEAVE those LEAVES!" - and here is why - LINK

January 12th, 2014 - Chris offers you some tips to survive "Winter's Bite". - Watch the video

January 6th, 2014 - This is so unique - Red Hot Apples! Learn how to make them here.

December 20th, 2013 - Why not decorate your Master Bath? Here are a few reasons - Link

December 18th, 2013 - Chris even has tips for dealing with cats and perfect stocking stuffers! LINK

December 18th, 2013 - Chris H. Olsen's recent visit to the Governor's Mansion and his chat with Arkansas First Lady Ginger Beebe went so well. You have to see it! Here is PART 3, PART 4 and PART 5.

December 17th, 2013 - Do you have limited room in your house? How about Tiny Trees? view

December 12th, 2013 - The second part of the five part interview with Mrs.Beebe just posted. LINK

December 11th, 2013 - How about some homemade Ornaments and Stockings? Learn how

December 11th, 2013 - Chris recently set down with First Lady of Arkansas Ginger Beebe and did a five part interview about Christmas Decorations at the Governor's Mansion. Here is PART ONE.

December 4th, 2013 - Chris just decorated the KTHV studios - have a look at what he did.


December 3rd, 2013 - Holiday Designer Challenge!!!!!! Here is a fun video for you. LINK

December 2nd, 2013 - Why not do an Organic Christmas tree this year? Learn how

November 24th, 2013 - How about doing an Organic Christmas Table this year?


November 19th, 2013 - Winter plants and Homemade Ornaments - Learn more here on the site.

November 19th, 2013 - Do your mantle different every year! Here is an idea for this year! YouTube

November 12th, 2013 - Do your front door SIMPLE & ELEGANT this year! Learn more on YouTube

November 11th, 2013 - It's time to winterize your plants! Chris can help - learn more

November 4th, 2013 - Remember the Floating Pumpkins? We took it to a new level this year - view

November 3rd, 2013 - Let's talk winter flowers and Thanksgiving Decorations - learn more

October 29th, 2013 - The big thing for Fall right now is custom Terrariums - you can do these yourself - Chris H. Olsen can give you a few tips - and the supplies can all be found local - video

October 28th, 2013 - Watch some great Halloween Decorating tips and unique use of Herbs? link

October 14th, 2013 - The newest Today's Home gives you some great tips on using Pumpkins

October 8th, 2013 - You should see the new fall look at Chris H. Olsen's store Botanica Gardens - we have a few photos for you right here.

October 7th, 2013 - Chris had the BEST TIME Saturday as he spoke to the American Business Woman's Association - here is a fun clip!


October 1st, 2013 - Halloween is right around the corner and it's time to decorate! Tips from Chris

September 23rd, 2013 - Chris is really getting ready for Fall by using Contorted Willow. Watch his tips above - or directly on his YouTube channel here!

September 17th, 2013 - Chris H. Olsen's store Botanica Gardens just released their new Fall & Christmas Newsletter. You can download the entire thing here - or view online.

September 16th, 2013 - Fall is here! Ever hear of a Fall Wall? Chris CREATED ONE and you can too very inexpensively!


September 10th, 2013 - Hummingbirds are a great addition to your yard! Chris gives you some tips on attracting to them.


August 28th, 2013 - Snail Patrol in the garden - Chris can help you ward them off! LINK

August 26th, 2013 - Chris talks Destructive Ivy and Becoming the Teacher's Pet.

August 26th, 2013 - This is great - build you own simple fire pitt the Chris H. Olsen way! Learn more

August 20th, 2013 - There's a correct way to handle a small porch garden! You don't need a huge space to host beautiful flowerbeds! Chris gives you some tips in Today's Home.



August 14th, 2013 - How about a bird feeder chandelier? Why not?



August 12th, 2013 - Dealing with Deer! Chris shows you how to attract them and repel them!


August 7th, 2013 - Chris H. Olsen talks Deadheads and Grilled Donuts! YUM! Look out Krispy Kreme! - Learn more about this with Chris H. Olsen

August 3rd, 2013 - Surf's Up! How about some Beach Decorating tips? PLUS Power Up your Crepe Myrtles! Chris H. Olsen has a lot of tips for you here (video)

August 3rd, 2013 - Everyone is asking about Chris H. Olsen's WINE BOTTLE WALL - we decided to share the instructions with YOU - Check it out RIGHT HERE

Wine Wall

August 2nd, 2013 - Chris talks Weed Eaters in Today's Home -


July 31st, 2013 - Chris recently redesigned some Landscaping at the Arkansas Arts Center. Have a look at the design layout below!

Arkansas Arts Center

July 29th, 2013 - Did you know that you can host your own party / event at Chris H. Olsen's home? You sure can - find out more here PLUS look over our menu HERE.

July 28th, 2013 - Ever hear of Xeriscaping? Want to learn more? click here

July 29th, 2013 - How about adding a Second Dwelling on your property? Get the Facts

July 22nd, 2013 - Rose Killing Virus and Using Moss to decorate - watch the video

July 22nd, 2013 - How about a Western Bedroom? Pretty popular look these days - learn more

July 17th, 2013 - Great national ABC NEWS article on one of Chris H. Olsen's projects - READ

July 15th, 2013 - Summer Decorating Ideas - watch now

July 15th, 2013 - Grow your own easy Vegetable Garden! Chris shows you how

July 8th, 2013 - Revitalize Your Kitchen! Chris gives you some ideas - watch now

July 4th, 2013 - Chris shares some VERY Festive and Patriotic ideas - watch now

July 1st, 2013 - Chris gives you some ideas for sprucing up your patio! watch now

June 24th, 2013 - Chris just appeared on San Diego CW LIving - here is the segment!


June 24th, 2013 - Get the Cowboy Sheik look in your home! Chris shows you how!


June 17th, 2013 - Create an Outdoor Votive Chandelier - watch the video here

June 10th, 2013 - When is the best time to plant Hydrangeas? Chris will show you here.

June 3rd, 2013 - In the newest Today's Home segment - Chris gives you some information about what to do with that extra room in your home.


May 29th, 2013 - Some great video featuring easy Spring Decor projects and information on the Little Rock Council Spring Garden Tour - you will love this!

May 20th, 2013 - Check out Chris H. Olsen's latest Today's Home segment about Patio Furniture!


May 15th, 2013 - Shady Fencing and caring for Day Lilies - learn more

May 14th, 2013 - Chris just finished a fantastic redesign for the Lazenby home in Little Rock.

R Street

April 26th, 2013 - Redesign your bathroom with some tips from Chris! learn more

April 24th, 2013 - LIVE at the Arkansas Symphony Designer House - learn more

April 22nd, 2013 - Give your Garden a Spring Make-Over - learn more

April 15th, 2013 - How about some decorating tips for a small room? We have them! watch video

April 14th, 2013 - Use plants that LIKE IT HOT - watch this - Chris will show you several choices

April 8th, 2013 - Decorating your home with flowering trees - learn more

April 8th, 2013 - Using a Pre-Emerge in your flower beds - watch video

April 1st, 2013 - Look who made the cover of Saline County Lifestyles? read the article

Saline County

April 1st, 2013 - Using a Pre-Emerge on your lawn - do it NOW! watch video

April 1st, 2013 - What is new and fresh with Garden Accessories - watch video

Check these videos out! - Chris just made two more television appearances in Tampa, FL - watch them here!

Spring Plants - watch now

Bring Landscaping to your walls - watch now

March 25th, 2013 - Get YOUR Spring Bulbs to bloom with some tips from Chris H. Olsen!

March 20th, 2013 - Outdoor Winter Chores basics - watch the video

March 18th, 2013 - Open your horizons when it comes to decorating! - learn more

March 18th, 2013 - Get ready for Spring with Chris H. Olsen - watch the video

March 12th, 2013 - Breathing new life into an old room with Today's Home - watch the video

March 7th, 2013 - Easter Decorating made easy with Chris H. Olsen - watch the video

March 4th, 2013 - Announcment of homes in the Greater Little Rock Council of Garden Clubs Spring Tour

Great News! The Whittington Residence with landscaping designed by Chris H. Olsen and completed by Botanica Gardens will be featured on the 2013 Greater Little Rock Council of Garden Clubs Spring Tour.

The Whittington landscape was designed by Chris H. Olsen and the installation was by Botanica Gardens of Little Rock. This home and garden blend "old world" charm with contemporary elements of design. The garden in Chris' words is "a jhemajang of different styles with the end result being a balance of perfection". Jhemajang is the mixing up and arranging of different elements, both garden and unrelated, in a funky way that blends pieces into a harmonious grouping. From an expansive front lawn, to lush flowerbeds with a twist, to detailed hardscape such as a fireplace, outdoor kitchen area, and a delightful pool and pool side, the Whittington house is a Hillcrest gem.

Botanica Gardens will also participate in another home featured on the tour - the Mark and Denise Nichols home. Look for it while on the tour as well.

For more info on the tour click here and to see a preview of what to expect at the Whittington Residence click here

The thirteenth annual Spring Garden Tour sponsored by the Greater Little Rock Council of Garden Clubs will take place Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday, June 2, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. This year’s tour will be comprised of numerous private gardens in Little Rock and possibly some public spaces.  Our theme this year is “Urban Delight - Practical Gerdening in the City”.

March 4th, 2013 - The Arkansas Flower and Garden show was fantastic!

Check out some photos from:

The Botanica Gardens Booth


Chris H. Olsen's Friday Night Speaking Event

ALSO - Botanica Gardens was awarded the Best Use of Color Award at the show!

March 1st, 2013 - Picking out ART - Chris H. Olsen gives you come help - watch video

February 27th, 2013 - Easy Indoor Plants - learn about them with Chris H. Olsen

February 22nd, 2013 - It's all about Symmetry and Balance - watch this!

February 20th, 2013 - It's time to do WINTER CHORES - how about some pointers? watch the video

February 18th, 2013 - Some tips on buying new furniture - watch the video

February 13th, 2013 - Valentine's Tips from Chris H. Olsen - see the video

February 8th, 2013 - How about some info on winter hardy plants and Valentines ideas? We got it

February 8th, 2013 - Impress with your front entryway - Chris gives you a few pointers - click here

February 6th, 2013 - Chris has always been so excited to be a part of the Arkansas Symphony Designer House. This year was no exception -and Chris has already completed the design for his contribution. Chris designed an intricate outdoor Pergola - complete wtih a custom built planter box. We can't wait to show you the final project - but for now you can click on the design below and take a closer look! Their official website can be viewed here.

February 4th, 2013 - Storage areas are fantastic! Have a look at this one.

January 30th, 2013 - Chris made a LIVE appearance on San Diego station The CW


January 28th, 2013 - LIVE televisiong appearance by Chris on Indy TV

Chris Olsen, Gardening Expert

Chris H. Olsen is a lifestyle, garden expert and author of "Five Seasons," he stops by Indy Style and has tips for getting rid of your winter blues!

Chris show you how to be stylish and chic and still achieve your goal of bringing spring indoors!  Chris shares information about  varieties of plants that add fragrance and color as well as how to mix or as Chris says "jhemajang," unique garden accessories, old and new, into a spring display that is guaranteed to rid you of your winter blues.  He appeared at the Indy Home Show on January 27-28.

January 28th, 2013 - Decorating Children's Rooms - get some great ideas!

January 23rd, 2013 - Growing your garden from just seeds - Learn how

January 13th, 2013 - See a back-yard make-over start to finish - watch online

January 9th, 2013 - Propagation Made Easy - Learn More

January 7th, 2013 - Enter to win a FREE COPY of FIVE SEASONS from At Home - link

January 6th, 2013 - Chris shows you the beauty of having a craft room - watch now

December 22nd, 2013 - We just added some info about the 2013 Symphony Designer House - link

December 21st, 2012 - Perfect Poinsettias - This is a great Christmas Today's Home

December 19th, 2012 - The natural look is big is the decorating trend this year - learn more

December 14th, 2012 - A different type of flower - Great Christmas Tips here

December 12th, 2012 - Christmas Present Ideas for your - watch these ideas from Chris Olsen

December 9th, 2012 - Use a "less frilly" Christmas tree this year - here is an idea

December 6th, 2012 - Chris just made a live appearance on Fox 25 in Oklahoma City - watch now

December 5th, 2012 - Chris hosts a tour of Wildwood's Holiday Tour of Homes - broadcast

December 3rd, 2012 - Chris decorated at the Governor's Mansion this year - see the pics

December 2nd, 2012 - Let Chris help decorate your mantle in Todays Home.

November 23rd, 2012 - Don't forget your kitchen when decorating - Let's go

November 21st, 2012 - Christmas decorating is all about the details - Learn More

November 19th, 2012 - Let Chris help when it comes to decoration shopping - learn from a pro

November 19th, 2012 - Mom's Outdoor Oasis winner revealed - watch the big reveal

November 12th, 2012 - The Right Way to Plant Bulbs and Plant a Pumpkin!

November 12th, 2012 - The most creative use of PVC ever! Leave it to Chris!

November 5th, 2012 - Use bottles in your yard - check out this great creative idea!

October 31st, 2012 - Surfer Chris offers up tasty Halloween drinks - make your own

October 30th, 2012 - Chris talks about Winterizing your Lawn - learn more

October 29th, 2012 - Fun elements in your garden go a long way! From Ants to Pinwheels . .

October 22nd, 2012 - Good news! We just heard from a national promoter - and they want Chris Olsen to make several live home show appearances across the United States in 2013! Chris may be coming to YOUR city - and bringing his presentations, talents and books with him! Learn to "Jhemajang" with Chris Olsen first hand in 2013 - so please stay tuned to the website for new dates and appearances!

October 22nd, 2012 - The new Arkansas Gardener issue is out - download it here

October 22nd, 2012 - Check out footage from the LIVE segment at Chris's house - watch it now

October 19th, 2012 - Chris shows you how to make a lighted pumpkin decoration - check it out

October 16th, 2012 - This is really cool - the latest edition of Arkansas Gardener features Chris Olsen's home all decked out for Christmas ON THE COVER!

October 12th, 2012 - Make FAKE pumpkins look REAL - Chris can teach you the trick!

October 10th, 2012 - Evergreens that last and Winter Containers! - Learn more

October 7th, 2012 - Time to decorate for Halloween - Learn more

October 3rd, 2012 - Learn how to pick the PERFECT pumpkin - Chris can help you!

October 1st, 2012 - Seasonal Home Make-over - watch the video

September 26th, 2012 - Make a Pumpkin Terrarium! Learn more

September 23rd, 2012 - The Dallas Bus Tour was a HUGE SUCCESS!

September 21st, 2012 - Creating a Comfy Room - Learn more

September 19th, 2012 - Chris Olsen gets SPOOKY with Pumpkins! - watch now

September 17th, 2012 - Update your Kitchen with Chris Olsen's tips - Learn more

September 17th, 2012 - Autumn Brunch and Potted Pumpkins - watch now

September 9th, 2012 - Making changes around the house - Learn More

September 7th, 2012 - Learn about Indoor Topiaries and Perfect Fall Wreaths - watch this

September 2nd, 2012 - Landscaping with a pool - watch this

August 29th, 2012 - Stepping Stones and Pickled Squash - Learn More

August 26th, 2012 - Courtyard Creation with Chris Olsen - check this out

August 25th, 2012 - The new Fall Botanica Newsletter is out - view now

August 20th, 2012 - Best Apples you ever had - watch the video

August 19th, 2012 - Need a retaining wall? Make it fun and functional - Chris shows you how

August 12th, 2012 - Make Barriers out of plants - watch this video

August 6th, 2012 - Today's Home teaches you to use unique house colors - learn more

August 5th, 2012 - Floating Delights and Flavored Water - learn about these projects

July 30th, 2012 - Chris tells you about easy, low maintenance plants - watch video

July 25th, 2012 - Memory Jars & Caring about Perennials - watch video

July 23rd, 2012 - Orange Iced Tea & Dealing with Stressed Plants - watch video

July 23rd, 2012 - How about a game of Backyard Golf? - let's play!

July 15th, 2012 - Savvy Storage Solutions ideas from Chris Olsen - check this out

July 14th, 2012 - Chris made a special appearance on the C-Block!


July 11th, 2012 - Get more BUTTERFLIES and make an island! - watch now

July 9th, 2012 - Chris shows you how to use Tropical Plants in deep shade - watch the video

July 4th, 2012 - TWO GREAT RECIPES - Zesty Corn Salad and Summer Delight - learn more

July 2nd, 2012 - Decorate with Red, White and Blue! Learn more

June 24th, 2012 - We are so proud of all the television markets currently airing Chris Olsen segments - have a look for yourself - click here

June 22nd, 2012 - Love Thy Neighbor - by combining yards! Learn more

June 18th, 2012 - Wouldn't you love your own Wine Cellar - you can build one!

June 8th, 2012 - Chris is all about COLOR - take a look!

June 1st, 2012 - Have a look at fantastic railing ideas for the home - watch video

May 30th, 2012 - Chris reveals winner in the "Mom's Outdoor Oasis" contest! Read Story


May 26th, 2012 - How to deal with Spring Blooming Bulbs - watch video

May 23rd, 2012 - Healthy Smores and Uses of Bamboo are in this video segment!

May 21st, 2012 - How to deal with Fire Blight - learn more also Sweet-Smelling shrubs and growing citrus - learn more about these secrets! watch the video

May 14th, 2012 - One of the coolest video segments we have produced recently has to be the one about Chris Olsen's new TURTLE POND. So unique and fun. Build Your Own!

May 8th, 2012 - Chris brings his unique touch to Mother's Day - watch now

May 4th, 2012 - Use SUMMER COLOR in your garden that lasts. Chris shows you how

May 4th, 2012 - Synthetic grass is an alternative you might want to look at. Learn more

May 2nd, 2012 - Chris Olsen's Botanica Gardens was recently featured in Garden Center Magazine! The article focuses on Party Planning - a specialty of Botanica. Read it here

April 30th, 2012 - Chris shows you how to make Beauty out of Ordinary Concrete! watch now PLUS Terrariums are all the rage and ADD COLOR to YOUR STEPS! View video

April 23rd. 2012 - Ever heard of Hypertufa? Learn about it here - also Chris see what he has to say about Deer Proofing your plants and make a great Beet and Green Apple Salad watch now

April 20th, 2012 - Chris had SO MUCH fun hosting the Kansas Master Gardeners Association!

Get the flash player here:

April 16th, 2012 - Chris had a fantastic time speaking to the Nevada County Master Gardeners Association! What an incredible group of people! (below) Chris signs books at the show!

There is a great online article on the Hope/Prescott website here

Below: Chris mentions his book at the show!


April 15th, 2012 - Chris shows you one of the most unique wall textures ever! and container heaven!

April 8th, 2012 - Chris recently attended a Flower and Garden show where he documented two great looks you could use in your yard. Watch the segment right here. Also see Heat Tolerant Plants

April 2nd, 2012 - Shining light on Collectibles - watch this segment also what about a Yard Art Bunny?

March 27th, 2012 - Read this great AY Article about some of Chris's work.

March 27th, 2012 - Bring Spring Flowers Indoors! See what it adds to your home

March 18th, 2012 - How about some Spring and Easter ideas? Chris has them

March 18th, 2012 - This is a unique decoration for a table top - you should try it! Chris shows you how!

March 12th, 2012 - Spring Flowers are here - check them out in this video

March 7th, 2012 - Great LIVE television segments on Spring Flowers and Re-using Terracota - watch now

March 7th, 2012 - The 2012 Arkansas Flower and Garden show was an incredible success!

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March 2nd, 2012 - Check out this great find at the Flower and Garden show! Right Here!


February 26th, 2012 - Growing vines on your trees can be done! Chris will show you!

February 26th, 2012 - Chris appearad on SAN DIEGO LIVING recently in a LIVE SEGMENT

San Diego Living

February 23rd, 2012 - Chris recently made more television appearances in the Florida market - check out these great segments here.

  KPSP Channel 2

February 20th, 2012 - Chris just did a great segment on creating a water feature! Watch now!

February 10th, 2012 - Great Todays Home segment on choosing the right pottery! Watch it!

February 7th, 2012 - We just announced several upcoming events and seminars! Check Them Out!

January 27th, 2012 - Using chemicals on your plants Watch Now!

January 20th, 2012 - Shop outside in winter! Watch now!

Book Launch Party! - The Official Chris H. Olsen's FIVE SEASONS book launch party was very well received! Chris would like to thank all of the supportive guests who took part in the official book launch! Autographed copies of the book are now available at Botanica Gardens. The book makes a wonderful gift!

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