Recognition and Press
"Governor's residence a must-see biological treasure," The News-Herald, Sunday, July 26, 2009.
"OSU enlisting citizen-scientists statewide to count ladybugs," Columbus Dispatch, June 22, 2009.
"Red-eared Sliders Move to Governor’s Residence," Ohio State University Extension Web Site.
"Ohio Governor's Grounds - Greenest of all?," Garden Rant, April, 2009.
"At Home With the Stricklands," OhioMagazine.com, November, 2007.
"Former Ohio first lady pulls plants for the Governor's garden," The Athens Messenger, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007.
"Hope Taft still gardens at the guv's mansion," The Other Paper, August 16-22 issue.
"At home in the mansion: Stricklands give the Governor's Residence a taste of their taste", The Columbus Dispatch, Monday, June 11, 2007
"Keeping up with the stricklands: governor's gardens, mansion go green," Our Ohio magazine, June/July/August 2007 issue.
Ohio Heritage Garden, Video by Doral Chenoweth III, The Columbus Dispatch, Sunday, December 3, 2006.
"Hope Taft, Ohio's First Lady and Visionary of the Ohio Heritage Garden," nativeplants, Summer 2006 (Vol. 22, No. 4), pp. 30-31
"State's first lady makes area stops," Willoughby News-Herald, Wednesday, June 7, 2006, pp. A4
"The Governor's Residence Goes Solar," Solar Today, September-October, 2005, pp. 8A-9A
"Tour of Ohio's Top Gardens Would Have Lots of Stops: Governor's Residence and Heritage Garden in Bexley a Good One," Akron Beacon Journal, July 30, 2005
"First Garden ," Ohio Magazine, August, 2005
"Governor's Residence Heritage Garden Represent Ohio", Tom McNutt's Video Vault, nbc4i.com
"History, Folklore Take Root in Governor's Yard," The Columbus Dispatch, May 21, 2005.
"Going Native," The Cincinnati Enquirer, August 28, 2004.
Awards and Recognition
2006 Medal of Merit, Zone X Garden Club of Cincinnati, "For developing The Ohio Heritage Garden at the Governor's Residence; a garden that celebrates the state's biodiversity and which preserves its native plants."
2006 Founders Fund Award Finalist, Garden Club of America to the Ohio Heritage Garden at the Governors's Residence. Proposed by: Garden Club of Cincinnati; seconded by: Little Garden Club of Columbus.
2006 Affiliation Status with the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, TX. View pictures from the affiliation ceremony at the Ohio Governor's Residence and Heritage Garden.
2004 Merit Award for Heritage Garden Masterplan, American Institute of Architects, Cincinnati Chapter
2005 Leadership in Building Design Award, American Institute of Architects, Columbus Chapter, for the Residence's solar array installation
2000 Certificate of Merit, Backyard Wildlife Habitat, National Wildlife Federation
Certified Wildlife Habitat, National Wildlife Federation in central Ohio