Bedner's Farm & Greenhouse

the 2023 Landscape for Love Giveaway Winner

IN LOVING MEMORY OF JULIA ROSE BEDNER

We are proud to present our first Landscape for Love Project, designed to make the world more beautiful one person and one outdoor space at a time.

Winner: The Keller Family

Why We Chose Them:

Josh Keller is a father to three boys, a husband, youth football coach, three-time combat veteran of the U.S. Army and hard-working millwright welder who was injured in a near-fatal accident last October. Josh also happens to be a yard and landscape buff who has always taken great pride in being a DIYer. He has big plans for his yard, ones that needed to be postponed while he focuses on recovery.

Josh’s wife and mother-in-law agreed that Josh has always been the person who lends a helping hand to others. This time, it would be a real gift to have some help in creating a low-maintenance outdoor space that Josh would be proud of and enjoy with his family.

the before


the afters


Project Goals:

  • remove weeds and overgrown plants

  • redefine crisp, distinct landscape beds

  • add low-maintenance, native perennials to enjoy year after year

  • layer in color and flowers for cut bouquets

  • add soil amendment and a thick layer of quality mulch

By The Numbers:

  • 35 nominations and 1 winner

  • 10 Bedner’s crew members (landscape and garden center staff)

  • 12 cubic yards of mulch

  • 82 plants

  • 1 afternoon in November

Plant Varieties: 

  • Fire Chief Arborvitae

  • Juniper Com Pencil Point

  • Physocarpus Centerglow

  • Helenium Sombrero

  • Heliopsis Bleeding Hearts

  • Salvia Blue Marvel

  • Echinacea PowWow Wild Berry

  • Perovskia A Little Spire

  • Columnar Green Mountain Boxwood

  • White Weeping Cherry

  • Heuchera Berry Timeless

  • Hydrangea Bobo

  • Anemone Dainty Swan

  • Nepeta Cat’s Pajamas Catmint

  • Deutzia Yuki Snowflake

  • Ceratostigma Plumbago

  • Schizachyrium Standing Ovation

  • Sedum Angelina

  • Grass Northern Sea Oats


the Bedner crew at work


We hope you enjoy your yard, Josh! It was our pleasure to serve someone who has done and continues to do so much for others. All our best to you and your family.