Be sure and catch Chris Olsen's Todays Home segments on Today's THV - Fridays during the 5pm news and Saturday mornings during the morning show!
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.
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.
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!
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
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!
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.
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.
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!
February 26th, 2012 - Chris appearad on SAN DIEGO LIVING recently in a LIVE SEGMENT
February 23rd, 2012 - Chris recently made more television appearances in the Florida market - check out these great segments here.
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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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