Getting Ready to Wreck It

Chad Everett Harris, Ashton Kendall Harris

The days of the revolution are coming to our global communities and this day comes once a year, I call it the ” Revolutionary Day” or January 1st. I have to admit, this year I need to make some changes. Over the last two years, I have been working on a project with some friends. […]

Rockdale Saturdays

Chad Everett Harris, Ford Raptor, The Garden Gates, Oasis Horticultural Service, Ford Raptor, Rockdale Texas

I have a lot of time on my hands while I work on a project in Rockdale, Texas. Some of you may ask the question, where is Rockdale? I did too. Rockdale is about 60 miles east of Austin, Texas. It is a small town with about 5500 people that live here. Some have asked, […]

New Orleans Care Package

I left New Orleans 4 weeks ago with 3 pairs of pants, 3 shirts and a laptop to move to Rockdale, Texas to work on a project building the largest high speed data center in the world. I have enjoyed the adventure and the people of Rockdale have made my experience incredible. I did give […]

Cast Stone Urn

Low Tribeca Planter- Chad Everett Harris

Urns were (and still are) used as a means to contain the ashes of a loved one once they are cremated. Nowadays, cast stone urns have taken on additional functions. Their exceptional ornamentation and fluted bodies have similar features of planter pots that are used in gardens all over the world. Urns, however, typically also […]

When Creativity Get’s To Creative

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In 2013, The Garden Gates has some amazing writers. They were talented, witty, and fast. What Chad Everett Harris learned ( yup, 3rd person nonsense) was the without the correct guidance, those keyboard wizard can get carried away. Take the case of the Palladio garden table and the creative article below. ” A dining table […]

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 […]

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 […]