Photos

Side door - before

Side door - before

unused door to kitchen opens onto dirt

Side door - after

Side door - after

a place to drink coffee and read a magazine

Backyard path - before

Backyard path - before

major renovation of large yard

Backyard path - after

Backyard path - after

new flagstone patio with built-in benches, new walkway, and a new gazebo with hot tub

Front door - before

Front door - before

it's hiding in there somewhere...

Front door - after

Front door - after

new flagstone walkway, stamped-and-stained concrete driveway, and updated planting beds

New front yard

New front yard

clients requested a "crash-resistant" landscape after a truck ran into their house

New concrete walkway and patio

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

Interior courtyard with new concrete

existing Japanese maple kept in place plus new plants in low-maintenance gravel mulch

Planting detail

Planting detail

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

Echiveria and Lambs' Ears

Home-grown artichokes and eggs

Home-grown artichokes and eggs

Raised vegetable beds

Raised vegetable beds

vegetable beds with season-extending hoops and netting

Birdhouses

Birdhouses

hand-built to spec for wrens, chickadees, finches, and sparrows

Immature persimmons

Immature persimmons

Ripe persimmons

Ripe persimmons

Chicken coop

Chicken coop

are you interested in raising a few hens? I can help you with that

Four hens

Four hens

Jack, Sassy, Lulu, and Remy

Fresh eggs

Fresh eggs

"Easter eggs" from different chicken breeds

Garden service project

Garden service project

working with volunteers and residents on a food garden for the Healthy Babies Project

Aeoniums

Aeoniums

Home-grown cauliflower

Home-grown cauliflower

the Midwest is a great place to grow a huge variety of fruits and veggies!

Bay-Friendly Garden Tour and Certif

Bay-Friendly Garden Tour and Certif

your backyard CAN become a wildlife sanctuary

Garden Projects

​​

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!

Garden Coaching  -  Landscape Design  -  Eco-Educator
DIY/Project Management  -  Pruning of High-Value Trees and Shrubs

Backyard path - after

new flagstone patio with built-in benches, new walkway, and a new gazebo with hot tub