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Residential Consulting

Now offering design consulting services to help customers with new or established gardens.  Want to have interesting plants and lots of color year round ?    That's my specialty - helping customers choose the right plants for their garden with a focus on long-blooming and multi-season plants, especially perennials.     I charge by the hour and a typical consultation would include you providing photos of your garden, discussing what you like, and I'll provide written recommendations.   Can be as little as two hours or as long as you like ! 

Interested ?    Email me at for more information.  


2023 Events - Garden Chats    Stay Tuned - Coming Soon!

2022 Events - Garden Chats
Not sure what to put in that gap in your garden?   Want plants that bloom 3, 4, 5+ months and come back every year?   Not sure how to keep your plants as healthy you'd like?  Come out for a visit and come along on a garden 'show and tell' class.   No charge for these garden chats, but you are welcome to buy some plants!

Sat. June 11     11am-11:30am & 3pm-3:30pm 
Perennial combinations – color, texture, bloom times.   We'll look at a selection of the longest blooming perennials and how they can be combined in your garden for long-lasting color from spring until fall (and beyond!).   We'll walk in the garden and see how these combinations look with full size plants.  

Sat.  June 18    11am-11:30am  and 3pm-3:30pm 
Damage control + planting, maintenance – High level overview of common problems & solutions for plants impacted by overgrowth, weather, insects.   Including maintaining healthy plants in our PNW clay soil by best planting & maintenance tips for the best blooms.   We'll walk in the garden to see how this applies to different types of plants.


Sat. June 25    11am-11:30am  and 3pm-3:30pm 
Layering plants for year-round blooms – I took a Master Class in March at Great Dixter garden in England – was amazing.  I’ll share a few concepts with you and we'll walk in the garden to see how this will be implemented here. 


Sat. September 17   12-12:45pm   

Late Summer/Fall Plant Combinations - We'll walk through the garden and I'll show you some of my favorite plants and plant combinations for summer and fall.   We'll look at a few beds and talk about the structure of the plants in the bed, what it looks like in winter, spring, summer, and fall and how to improve it.   I love to look critically at my garden and think about what's working and what isn't and how I want to change it.   It's a great time to plant right now, while the soil is warm and the temperatures are mild.   I'll show you some of the new varieties I'm planting in my garden and even some exotics that are a little 'risky' that I'm experimenting with.

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