The first step on our design journey is the on-site consultation where we talk patios, walkways, plants, water… whatever’s on your mind.

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The fun begins! We start at a high-level concept and then refine our ideas until we have a buildable plan that meets our budget.

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Project Management

Our ultimate goal is to make your plan a reality. I help you find your landscape company and manage your installation process.

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Fun Facts About Sweetbay Magnolias

Did you know Arlington County is giving away trees, including one of my favorites, our native Magnolia virginiana, aka the Sweetbay Magnolia?

1They support Tiger Swallowtail Butterflies and other native insects.
2They tolerate swampy conditions and are excellent for stormwater garden solutions.
3They typically reach ~20' high in home gardens.
4They were nicknamed 'Beaver Trees' by early colonists because beavers couldn't resist their tasty roots.

Latest Books I’m Reading

I'm a bookworm and an insomniac which go well together!

1Nature's Best Hope by Doug Tallamy
2Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
3I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron
4A Year In Flowers by Elizabeth Benzakein