in my clients words

"Since we are very busy and don’t have a knack for gardening, we wanted a professional to design a beautiful yard that would be easy to take care of as well as colorful all year round. Susan took this to heart when designing our landscape. She listened to what we wanted and designed the landscape accordingly. As a part of the plan, we received a beautiful and comprehensive handbook that explained all the elements of the design, from how to amend the soil and prepare the berms to pictures of each types of plants and trees that would go into our landscape. The handbook proved invaluable because, first, it gave us a better idea of what our yard would look like since we are not gardeners, and secondly, it saved us a lot of time (and money) when it came to having a contractor install the yard since every detail of the design had already been thought through and called out. We are extremely happy with our beautiful new yard. Thank you, Susan."
-Taryn and Carlo

"Dear Susan,
We loved getting to know you, and feel you are a part of our new and developing yard! You bring joy with you, and nothing better improve one’s environment. We want to convey to you our heartfelt appreciation for the plan you developed for us. You truly considered how we wish to use our yard, and what are our interests and abilities. We believe you saw our love for the natural beauty by which we are fortunate to be surrounded, as well as the little creatures inhabiting it. You designed a yard and hardscape that could be reasonably maintained by us, and that complement our home and its location. You completely understood what we were trying to accomplish, forged the path to it, and guided its development. You created a thoughtful and artistic plan.

We are grateful to you Susan, and already highly recommend you too many friends."

With great appreciation and warm regards,
-Paul & Diane, May 2009

"We just had to tell you how much we are enjoying our new garden design.You understood our needs and created such a beautiful and functional space, it is beyond anything we could have imagined. We knew our yard could be so much better but we had no idea where to start especially with such a large space.

Your design talents are amazing! We now have wonderful spaces to entertain our family and friends. The gravel circle and fire pit have gotten a lot of use; it is such a great space to gather with friends and watch the stars and enjoy some s’mores. We have received many compliments on your design and the transformation of our yard. In just a couple of years the plant materials have grown in to beautifully filled spaces. We are looking forward to the next phase to finish the front yard and we know it will be just as beautiful.

We appreciated your support during our installation and checking in periodically to see how things are going. We couldn’t be more pleased with what you have designed. Thanks so much, it is such a pleasure to work with you."
-Kristi & Mark, August 28th, 2007

"Dear Susan,
I wanted to thank you again for your follow-up visit to help me complete a design for the section of my front yard in which I removed the tall firs. The idea to finish it off to compliment the rest of the initial project has worked out well.

I have certainly enjoyed the changes to my front yard since removing the lawn and replacing it with your design for small shrubs and trees. I get numerous complements from both my neighbors, visiting friends and even vendors and service people! The plantings have filled in nicely and the area is looking mature and healthy. Working from home and seeing it everyday from my den definitely beats the boring view I had before with just lawn. Now the seasons bring various changes and the view is certainly more aesthetically pleasing. It is one of the best decisions that I have made, and all made possible by your imagination and expertise."
-Michael, September 26, 2007

"Our Landscape installation is almost done and it’s beyond gorgeous already.
You’re welcome to come out anytime you want to see – Susan, you will be so proud of what you designed – I can’t even describe how beautiful it is – I look at it and wonder how it could possibly be my backyard.
-Cathy & Allan