Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Apartment Therapy Discovers Our Friend John

From Apartment Therapy: "Every fall I notice townhouse fronts come alive with the season's colors. I rarely see it happen, and always wonder how they go about doing this. Are the townhouse owners dedicated gardeners? Do they hire a service? Are they related to those . . . people in Brooklyn who love entertaining their neighbors? Whatever it is, these homeowners efforts are noticed and appreciated by many.

"Without fail, these houses always deliver on Halloween. In the case of a certain townhouse on east 83rd street (which we posted pics of last year), I recently met the person responsible for its seasonal transformations as he was stringing up the lights early one morning. Jon Carloftis is originally from Kentucky. He grew up surrounded by nature as his classroom, and grew this love into a successful landscaping business.

"But hearing about how he came to work on landscaping projects in NYC was the most inspiring. After arriving in New York, he rang doorbells, met the homeowners face-to-face and grew a client base through word of mouth. He now commutes daily to NYC to work on his landscaping projects.

"Even the flowerbeds in NYC have interesting stories. -MN"
BTW, John loves Campania. Here he is with Glenn Appel and Peter Cilio in June.


Unknown said...

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Thank you again for taking the time to notice the wonderful world of Container/Patio/Balcony and Home gardens.

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Woman Rancher/Eco Business Owner

Anonymous said...

Apartment Therapy knows their stuff!!!