A little bit about us
Rooted In Experience - Scioto Gardens was founded in 1999 by Michael and Linda Johnson, who respectively hold bachelor degrees in Horticulture and Natural Resources along with lifelong fervor for gardening and nature. Scioto Gardens grows primarily perennials and shrubs with an emphasis on native plants. But their passion for plants couldn't be limited to just native species, so exotics became an important part of their work - provided they are not species detrimental to our environment. Michael has worked in every area of the green industry from garden centers to landscaping to large wholesale nurseries. He noticed that the nursery industry as a whole had moved toward aggressive 'factory style' processes that finish plants quickly but, he believed, at the expense of long-term plant health. His observations along with their combined academic training led them back to their current, more natural growing methods.