As a Garden Coach, we guide our clients in rejuvenating their existing gardens by offering design suggestions during a walk-through of the client’s property. We answer their questions and provide horticultural advice on plants, pests, diseases, soils, pruning, and so on. We teach our clients to plant, prune and nurture their garden sustainably.

We charge by the hour with a 2-hr minimum. We recommend the client take notes or record our conversations for future reference. That said, our consultation session can be followed by our Garden Consult Report (PDF) that includes our ideas and recommendations as well as list of resources. Time charged for the report can range from 3-6 hours, depending on the scope of the project.

We also offer a ‘customized’ Garden Calendar (PDF) that details what to do in your garden every month. Time charged for the report can range from 3-6 hours, depending on the scope of the project.

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Container Plantings are one of our specialties. Be it indoor or outdoor, we put together striking plant combinations that bring a dramatic pop of color to your landscape. Click on the left image to see our ‘Containers’ album.

Our recipe follows the principles of “Thrillers, Fillers and Spillers” as explained in detail in this Fine Gardening article. The key is to really play with the shapes, textures and colors of both the foliage and the blooms.That said, we occasionally, deviate from this technique and create a strong architectural statement with one bold, tall plant in a container. And then sometimes, the container itself is a focal point in large garden bed.

Check out some of the containers at our supplier’s warehouse. The tremendous variety of sizes gives container gardens the ability to fit in whatever space you have. They add value to your entryways, decks, patios, balconies and even garden beds. This seasonal splash of color is brought to you on a time (per person per hour) and material basis every quarter or twice a year.

We also provide Estate Management services, with focus on pruning the right way at the right time. We charge an hourly rate (per person per hour) on a time and material basis. Depending on the size of your garden and your involvement in the garden, we recommend weekly, fortnightly, monthly or quarterly programs. We partner with our trusted contractors to provide lawn work, seasonal cleanups, and mulching.