I BELIEVE IN CLIENT-CENTRIC AND CLIENT-ENGAGED DESIGN
Essentially, I’m a matchmaker. I match the landscape to you creating a personalized landscape that you will love.
As I see it, client-centric and client-engaged design involves two critical actions: listening and respect.
By listening – really listening – for what matters to you, I hear your preferences that determine the choices I make for the landscape.
That’s what makes the landscape uniquely yours.
And respect? I see it as a privilege and honor to transform your property.
You and I will have an open dialogue because this is your garden and your property… and your preferences are highly personal.
I SPEAK PLANT AND PLANTS SPEAK TO ME
I have a deep knowledge of what plants want, how they will inhabit a particular space and what they will look like when they “grow up.” This I have gleaned from my education in botany and landscape design and through three decades of working professionally in the field.
My true and deep love for plants makes me a curious, caring, and lifelong student. I have a flair for appropriate and creative plant selection and layout – and this extra effort makes for a landscape that will thrive over time.
I choreograph the dance between the architecture of a space and the artistry of the plant selection. It is a highly integrative approach…and all ties back to you and what makes the landscape uniquely yours.
TIMELESS QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE
I love it when clients tell me decades after an installation that they still love their landscape. This is timeless quality in action!
I think of a garden more as a stage than a canvas – because it is a living story with plants and garden accents both as lead characters and props. Like a playwright, I deliberate and even agonize over the right plant combinations from a health, visual and experiential viewpoint.
The plant combinations are like characters that move you and others through the story of the garden.
There often is a tug-of-war between the current and future conditions, aesthetics, and needs of the landscape that evolve over time – because plants grow and change! This is especially true in newer gardens where finding a balance between instant gratification and longer-term rewards can be challenging.
SEVEN DEADLY SINS
THAT SABOTAGE LANDSCAPE PROJECTS
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