Side door - before
unused door to kitchen opens onto dirt
Side door - after
a place to drink coffee and read a magazine
Backyard path - before
major renovation of large yard
Backyard path - after
new flagstone patio with built-in benches, new walkway, and a new gazebo with hot tub
Front door - before
it's hiding in there somewhere...
Front door - after
new flagstone walkway, stamped-and-stained concrete driveway, and updated planting beds
New front yard
clients requested a "crash-resistant" landscape after a truck ran into their house
New concrete walkway and patio
textured concrete adds interest on a budget, plus new fence, gate, plants, and LARGE boulders!
Interior courtyard with new concrete
existing Japanese maple kept in place plus new plants in low-maintenance gravel mulch
close-up of low-voltage lights, gravel, mossy boulders, and plants
Before & After
Many of my design clients are looking for a beautiful yet low-maintenance place to relax, to play, and to entertain family and friends. My goal is to provide that through thoughtful discussion and clear, concise design plans.
These "before and after" photos show some of the residential design projects I've worked on over the years. My focus is on environmentally appropriate design for a variety of residential settings.
If you have a special project, just ask!
Echiveria and Lambs' Ears
Home-grown artichokes and eggs
Raised vegetable beds
vegetable beds with season-extending hoops and netting
hand-built to spec for wrens, chickadees, finches, and sparrows
are you interested in raising a few hens? I can help you with that
Jack, Sassy, Lulu, and Remy
"Easter eggs" from different chicken breeds
Garden service project
working with volunteers and residents on a food garden for the Healthy Babies Project
the Midwest is a great place to grow a huge variety of fruits and veggies!
Bay-Friendly Garden Tour and Certif
your backyard CAN become a wildlife sanctuary
Are you looking to complete a specific project? Want to gain knowledge and experience with the particular circumstances of your own yard? And it seems like everyone want to know more about eco-friendly "pollinator" plants.
I'm delighted to work with beginning gardeners, as well as self-taught gardeners who are ready to delve a little deeper into their education. I learn something from all of my clients. Your unique questions make ME a better gardener and landscape designer!