Profile

Cover photo
Matt Mattus
Works at Growingwithplants.com
Attended Chaminade University of Honolulu
Lived in worcester, MA
561 followers|19,691,517 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube+1's

Stream

Matt Mattus

Shared publicly  - 
 
THIS GARDEN IS NOT SPECIAL - YOU ASKED FOR HONESTY, HERE IT COMES
White giant calla lilies bloom in a large tub on the gravel walk leading to the greenhouse. Fragrant white Chinese wisteria tumbles over small shrubs along the long walk. In so many ways, spring in our garden is spectacular - like a Disney movie with smell-...
White giant calla lilies bloom in a large tub on the gravel walk leading to the greenhouse. Fragrant white Chinese wisteria tumbles over small shrubs along the long walk. In so many ways, spring in our garden is spectacular -...
1
Add a comment...

Matt Mattus

Shared publicly  - 
 
WORDLESS WEDNESDAY - SOME AMAZING BIRDS TOOTH VIOLETS FROM THE MICHIGAN SAND BARRENS
INCREDIBLE WILD POPULATION OF VIOLA PEDATA AT THE SAND BARRENS IN MICHIGAN WHILE ATTENDING THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE NORTH AMERICAN ROCK GARDEN SOCIETY
INCREDIBLE WILD POPULATION OF VIOLA PEDATA AT THE SAND BARRENS IN MICHIGAN WHILE ATTENDING THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE NORTH AMERICAN ROCK GARDEN SOCIETY
1
Eric Hunt's profile photo
 
Come to Arkansas in early spring - usually the last part of March through the middle of April. We have Birdsfoot Violet everywhere. It carpets the sides of the road purple in some areas. My favorites are the two-toned ones with the dark velvety upper petals.
Add a comment...

Matt Mattus

Shared publicly  - 
 
My new favorite blog - The Dahlia Papers by Non Morris - for some of the most sublime and stunning photography as well as thoughtfully artistic writing about plant life and those who love plants.
THE A-Z OF A SPRING WEEKEND IN MANHATTAN Cercis canadensis in silhouette against a rainbow painted building - a view from the High Line Ready for scones and raspberry jam, looking onto Abbie Zabar'...
1
Add a comment...

Matt Mattus

Shared publicly  - 
 
EXERCISING PATIENCE WITH SPRING, AND DIVIDING DAHLIAS
I should have called this post 'biting my tongue' - so can someone please tell me when it became OK for garden centers to sell plants before the frost free date? Not all nurseries, mind you, since the good ones are smart, and care about both their customer ...
I should have called this post 'biting my tongue' - so can someone please tell me when it became OK for garden centers to sell plants before the frost free date? Not all nurseries, mind you, since the good ones are smart, and...
1
Add a comment...

Matt Mattus

Shared publicly  - 
 
ABBIE ZABAR"S NEW ORCHID POT BY SEIBERT & RICE
LARGE SPECIMEN  ORCHIDS SUCH AS THIS CATTLEYA 'KATHLEEN CLARK' 'CARMENITA' REQUIRE A GOOD, HEAVY CLAY ORCHID POT - AND THIS JUST RELEASED ORCHID POT DESIGNED BY ABBIE ZABAR AND MANUFACTURED IN ITALY BY SEIBERT & RICE IS THE PERFECT CHOICE. You may be surpri...
LARGE SPECIMEN  ORCHIDS SUCH AS THIS CATTLEYA 'KATHLEEN CLARK' 'CARMENITA' REQUIRE A GOOD, HEAVY CLAY ORCHID POT - AND THIS JUST RELEASED ORCHID POT DESIGNED BY ABBIE ZABAR AND MANUFACTURED IN ITALY BY SEIBERT & RICE IS THE P...
89
4
Jeannie P Carlson's profile photoline “leny” Selga's profile photoSteel King's profile photosamudrala srinivas Premkumar's profile photo
5 comments
 
Nice blooming.
Add a comment...

Matt Mattus

Shared publicly  - 
 
WE PREPARE FOR SPRING, FULLY LOADED
After cutting down our giant 20 year old Hamamelis x intermedia 'Arnold's Prommis' last summer, I knew that I would miss it's early bloom, both for the house as early forcing material as early as January, and for our first spring, woodland color. This new, ...
After cutting down our giant 20 year old Hamamelis x intermedia 'Arnold's Prommis' last summer, I knew that I would miss it's early bloom, both for the house as early forcing material as early as January, and for our first sp...
1
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
561 people
Larry Rise's profile photo
Ranbanda Rathnayake's profile photo
Kathy Sturr's profile photo
canbya z's profile photo
OneYardRevolution | Frugal & Sustainable Organic Gardening's profile photo
Ariana Salvo's profile photo
Helen Yoest's profile photo
lia strucich's profile photo
tom watson's profile photo

Matt Mattus

Shared publicly  - 
 
MERRY MAIDEN INDEED, THAT SPRING
THE ESPALIER APPLES ARE BLOOMING NICELY - SPRING IS NOW HERE, BUT FROST IS STILL IS A RISK Oh spring. Last night temperatures dipped near freezing (33º F here in Worcester, but during the day, it warmed up to nearly 80º. As I drove home from work, it remind...
THE ESPALIER APPLES ARE BLOOMING NICELY - SPRING IS NOW HERE, BUT FROST IS STILL IS A RISK Oh spring. Last night temperatures dipped near freezing (33º F here in Worcester, but during the day, it warmed up to nearly 80º. As I...
1
Add a comment...

Matt Mattus

Shared publicly  - 
 
THREE ROCK GARDEN TOURS AT THE NARGS ANNUAL MEETING IN ANN ARBOR
PULSATILLA BLOSSOMS TRY TO STEAL THE SHOW IN THE AMAZING  ROCK GARDEN OF JACQUES AND ANDREA URDA THOMPSON IN YPSILANTI, MICHIGAN - PART OF THE NORTH AMERICAN ROCK GARDEN SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING GARDEN TOUR I am still recovering from last weeks jam-packed tri...
PULSATILLA BLOSSOMS TRY TO STEAL THE SHOW IN THE AMAZING  ROCK GARDEN OF JACQUES AND ANDREA URDA THOMPSON IN YPSILANTI, MICHIGAN - PART OF THE NORTH AMERICAN ROCK GARDEN SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING GARDEN TOUR I am still recoverin...
1
Harold Peachey's profile photo
 
come on Matt, post to the NARGS forum please
Add a comment...

Matt Mattus

Shared publicly  - 
 
CROWDS SWARM TOWER HILL BOTANIC GARDEN FOR THE AMERICAN PRIMROSE SOCIETY AND THE DAFFODIL SOCIETY SHOWS
'MOON GLOW' X 'TWIGGY' IS THE AWARD WINNING CROSS BY JUDITH SELLERS FROM NEW YORK STATE WHICH ONE MANY PRICES INCLUDING BEST IN SHOW. I THINK NOW, AS IT IS AMERICAN BRED AND THAT IT HAD WON THREE TIMES, THAT SHE CAN NOW NAME THE CROSS. I WONDER WHAT NAME WO...
'MOON GLOW' X 'TWIGGY' IS THE AWARD WINNING CROSS BY JUDITH SELLERS FROM NEW YORK STATE WHICH ONE MANY PRICES INCLUDING BEST IN SHOW. I THINK NOW, AS IT IS AMERICAN BRED AND THAT IT HAD WON THREE TIMES, THAT SHE CAN NOW NAME ...
1
Add a comment...

Matt Mattus

Shared publicly  - 
 
ROCK GARDENING SOCIETIES - BEYOND ROCKS - A SPECIAL GIVEAWAY
NATIVE PLANTS SHINE IN THIS WATER-WISE ROCK GARDEN IN SANTE FE ON A TOUR WITH THE NORTH AMERICAN ROCK GARDEN SOCIETY - A SOCIETY WHICH CAN HELP YOUR UNDERSTAND THAT ROCK GARDENS ARE NOT REALLY ALL ABOUT ROCKS. Mention the term 'Rock Garden' and most people ...
NATIVE PLANTS SHINE IN THIS WATER-WISE ROCK GARDEN IN SANTE FE ON A TOUR WITH THE NORTH AMERICAN ROCK GARDEN SOCIETY - A SOCIETY WHICH CAN HELP YOUR UNDERSTAND THAT ROCK GARDENS ARE NOT REALLY ALL ABOUT ROCKS. Mention the ter...
2
Add a comment...

Matt Mattus

Shared publicly  - 
 
PRUNING ESPALIER APPLES AND REPOTTING BAY LAUREL TREES
I spent a good part of last year searching for a low cost, light weight pair of 36 inch wide containers for two of our largest bay laurel standards (topiary trained giants), and although I found some containers at Lowe's early in the spring, their nearly $2...
I spent a good part of last year searching for a low cost, light weight pair of 36 inch wide containers for two of our largest bay laurel standards (topiary trained giants), and although I found some containers at Lowe's earl...
4
Maya Grace's profile photoMatt Mattus's profile photo
4 comments
 
Sure.!
Add a comment...

Matt Mattus

Shared publicly  - 
 
My latest little post for eHow for beginners - easy veggies for the first-timer that anyone can grow.
Planning and planting a backyard vegetable garden can be nearly as fun as harvesting and eating of the produce it delivers, but for first-time gardeners, choosing what vegetables to grow can be overwhelming. All vegetables are certainly worth growing, be they heirlooms or modern hybrids, but even a few common vegetables such as carrots and radishes...
8
3
Matt Mattus's profile photovirginia robertson's profile photoabid mughal's profile photoMeredith Butler's profile photo
2 comments
 
Thanks Kedarnath
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
561 people
Larry Rise's profile photo
Ranbanda Rathnayake's profile photo
Kathy Sturr's profile photo
canbya z's profile photo
OneYardRevolution | Frugal & Sustainable Organic Gardening's profile photo
Ariana Salvo's profile photo
Helen Yoest's profile photo
lia strucich's profile photo
tom watson's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Plantsman, author, plant collector, graphic designer and visual design/branding consultant
Skills
Visual Design, Graphic design, Branding, UX, Director or Visual Design at Hasbro
Employment
  • Growingwithplants.com
    present
    Director /Visual Design at Hasbro, UX, Graphic Design and creative management. Also, influencial garden blogger.
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Previously
worcester, MA - Honolulu, HI
Links
Story
Tagline
Plantsman, Author, Blogger and Designer
Introduction
Author, Plant Explorer, Plant Collector and Garden Blogger / Professionally - Creative Director,Futurist and Visual Designer for Hasbro.
Bragging rights
Author of GROWING WITH PLANTS, a top 10 garden blog author popular with both plant collectors and creative people, and BEYOND TREND - HOW TO INNOVATE IN AN OVER-DESIGNED WORLD, published by HOW Media.
Education
  • Chaminade University of Honolulu
    BFA, 1983
  • Unity College
    Environmental Science, 1980
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Other names
Matthew X, Mattus
Matt Mattus's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
David Victor
geraniaceae-group-forum.org

How to join The Geraniaceae Group and Forum - posted in Membership: The aims of The Geraniaceae Group are to promote knowledge of the Gerani

Season 1, episode 3: Making the Cut!
www.growalltheplants.com

This week we're talking growing cool cutting gardens, and getting creative with making beautiful cut flower arrangements. Two announcements

The Best Garden Bloggers of 2013
6ftmama.com

This past week, the Garden Bloggers Conference announced its nominations for the Best Garden Bloggers of 2013. Some of the nominees are fami

Cooking in small space II - Farmers Market Fried Rice
www.kuliacooks.com

It has been awhile since I posted. Work has been very busy. I am still living in an extended stay hotel. The good news is, I will be moving

Matt Mattus' Growing with Plants
www.growingwithplants.com

A blog about growing organic vegetables, flowers, unusual plants and greenhouse gardening.

The Rainforest Garden: How I Used a Cultivator to Start a Vegetable Bed
www.therainforestgarden.com

Why simply garden when you can make the world your garden? The Rainforest Garden is all about taking a healthy dash of botanical style and i

SNUG HARBOR FARM: Our New Line of Terra-cotta Has Arrived
snugharborfarm.blogspot.com

The owner Tony, a self described "potaholic" and pot hoarder, has been collecting fine pottery from around the globe for over 25 years now.

The Google+ Project
www.google.com

The Google+ project makes sharing online more like sharing in real life.

The New Furby Review: Absolute Horror
gizmodo.com

The Furby materialized on American shelves in 1998, after a brief warp-trip from some ethereal hell-domain. It drove parents insane. Their c

America's Hottest Brands: My Little Pony: The Friendship Is Magic | Spec...
adage.com

For kids' cable network The Hub, a funny thing happened on the way reimagining the 1980s cult hit

Moen SaturDIY Season 3: Balancing Baby & Bathroom Design
www.youtube.com

The Griffins are quickly learning that having a baby changes everything -- especially homeowner to-dos. Their short list is starting to feel

Stitched by Rick: Stitched Portraits
stitchdbyrick.blogspot.com

For the past month I've made it a habit to draw *one* stitched portrait a day. The rules are simple. Pick someone famous who was born on

The Top 10 Everything of 2011 - TIME
www.time.com

In 54 wide-ranging lists, TIME surveys the highs and lows, the good and the bad, of the past 12 months...

BEYOND TREND By Matt Mattus
web.me.com

BEYOND TREND By Matt Mattus. A personal and professional view of the design profession. An inspiring and concise commentary of the new globa