Seeking recommendations: Local Landscape Designer
Some of us mamas are not visionaries in the garden. I think I only know how to weed, and I only know where to weed once I am told. I cannot plan or plot where to plant what. I am glad I am not alone in my situation. An urbanMama recently emailed:
After seeing all the gorgeous gardens around here, I have serious green envy. But I know nothing about landscaping, and previous efforts have involved picking plants I think are pretty at the nursery, sticking them in the ground randomly, and seeing if they live (usually not). I'd love some real help making a plan for the garden, with someone who actually knows about plants -- and is especially knowledgeable about low-maintenance, native species and edible plants. In my dream world, the result would look like a wild-ish French garden with flowers and butterflies that I could upkeep myself (in other words, easily). It would be good if that person knows about backyard design, since we could use help with layout, deck, etc. Has anyone used a great local landscape designer that doesn't charge a fortune?