Finding What Works & What Inspires
There are so many aspects of a garden that can touch our lives. For many people living in this thriving urban environment, our gardens are our deepest, most personal connection each day to the natural world - the trees outside our windows, the sweet scent of herbs or ripe fruit wafting through the summer air; flowers & seeds attracting birds, bees, and other pollinators and wildlife into our yards.
My aim is to find the right mixture of wild & order for your space, your family, and for your life. 'Wild' & 'order' mean different things to different people. For you, wild might mean mixing select native plants to your perennial borders, it might mean a vibrant amount of color or contrast; or it might mean creating a haven for pollinators & birds. Perhaps your wild involves a private reading nook or an outdoor kitchen to escape to on hot summer nights?
Similarly, your sense of order will land somewhere on a spectrum between highly-groomed and laissez-faire. Let's find the right blend for you - where thoughtful hardscaping and a realistic maintenance plan can make your garden a refuge rather than a headache.
Landscape design for residential properties in the Portland-Vancouver region
Garden consultations to discuss ideas, troubleshoot specific issues or facilitate your DIY ambitions
Garden coaching to increase your confidence in maintaining your own yard
Plant sourcing to match your final planting plan or to find that perfect specimen that will feature as a focal point for your space
Training & Pruning - formative shaping or restorative pruning on shrubs, vines, and small trees (<15 ft tall) to get things looking great and/or get them back on track!