4 Legged Furry Friends

Our four legged friends make The Garden Gates a little more exciting everyday. Let me introduce our friends. Cecil – The Rhodesian Ridgeback is my oldest son’s Aiden Everett Harris‘ dog that was his college buddy and now is Shadow’s fulltime playmate. Shadow- American Staffordshire Terrier is our rescue that Ashton Kendall Harris found one […]

Monday Morning Recovery

Chad Everett Harris' Concept 2 Bike

Mondays can be hard days to get motivated for the workweek much less get motivated for the world. I started back to training twice per day mainly to get my blood flowing in the morning and make better use of my time. See, I am a time freak. I hate wasting time on useless things- […]

Beautiful Planters

Campania International Chicken Planter

Elegant and decorative stone planters from The Garden Gates are the ultimate in outdoor decoration. Large outdoor planters and cast stone planters of all sizes by Campania International are high quality products and favored by both The Garden Gates’ customers and our landscape architects. Campania International’s expert workmanship and visually stunning designs goes into each […]

Mindset of Improvement

Chad Everett Harris Columnist

Flashback to 2010, Chad Everett Harris from The Garden Gates( I am that guy- writing in the third person) was writing articles, speaking at events across the country, and pushing the pedal to the floor building The Garden Gates retail business. Fast forward to 2019, things are a lot different. I, spend most of my […]

Garden Tour | Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden

Chad Everett Harris Landscape Contractor for the Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden

Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at New Orleans Museum of Art in City Park is a must see when visiting New Orleans. The garden is filled with mature plant material and Oaks trees that will leave you speechless. Dynamite Garden in New Orleans + A Quick Lesson on Flower Planting New Orleans is such […]

Time. Value. Money

Chad Everett Harris Orchids

TVM-itʼs really that simple How much Time do you have- What Value do you delivery-How much Money does it return. Discovering what products or service you sell the most is not really the question, the true question is what product or service do I sell that requires the least about of time- creates the most value for the […]

Experimental – Change Everything

Chad Everett Harris

Today is a great day for change. Changing the way you work. Changing the way think about your profession. Changing the way the green industry is perceived. The days of thinking or running your business like your predecessor is exactly that- a thing of the past and its about time to Change. Today get out […]

Jackson Square Tour

Chad Everett Harris Jackson Square

Jackson Square in New Orleans in located along the Mississippi river banks in the French Quarter. It was the birthplace of Louisiana in 1803, a National Historic Park, and the American Planning Association designated Jackson Square as one of America’s Great Public Spaces. Jackson Square is surrounded by history dating back to early 1700 when […]

Plugging in Your Mojo with Soul

Chad Everett Harris - Macho Ferns

The question is how do you covert all this work from the past year to create actually profit in the business for years to come? Do I really need to do all these things to compete in the green industry? The Short answer- yes. The more complicated answer begins here. Whether you sell petunias or […]

I Can See The Future

Chad Everett Harris

The article below as written in 2010 for a garden center magazine column that I had the pleasure of writing during a year long journey. I was inspired to search and challenge my ideas and my beliefs in the green industry. In 2015, I closed The Garden Gates retail store after not being able to […]