I provide numerous horticultural services, tailored to your unique garden. My goal is to help you create your own personal paradise, using plants and techniques that work in harmony with that special place you call home. My familiarity with a vast range of ornamental plants is a big plus in this effort!

Feel free to give me a call if you're looking for expert, ecologically informed care for your yard. We can start things off with a free consultation visit to talk about your garden and its possibilities. (While we're at it, I can ID any plants that might be stumping you and your gardening friends!) Then, if you'd like, I can get to work maintaining or rethinking or revamping your plantings (or assisting and coaching you as you do the same). Perennial plantings, expert pruning, habitat gardens, bulbs, containers, rare ornamentals, and native plant species are among my specialties. You and your garden will appreciate having an experienced horticulturist, ecologist, and plant nerd on your team.

Small properties are welcome, as are plant-loving customers!

Your Place, Your Garden

You and your place are both one of a kind. Your garden should reflect this. Its design should follow from your tastes, your needs, and your vision. And its plants and materials and care should arise from its unique conditions and surroundings. This holds true whether your garden is a window box or a 50-acre estate.

My job is to find that sweet spot where your uniqueness and your place’s uniqueness meet. We blend together your preferences, my plant knowledge, and the particulars of the site, and the garden of your dreams emerges. And a bit of muscle usually helps too.

I delight in working with clients to create and sustain their dream gardens. I also enjoy collaborating with other landscape professionals as a plant material consultant (I can usually think of lots of plants to meet your design goals). I look forward to talking with you about creating and maintaining the garden of YOUR dreams. You are welcome to phone or email me to discuss possibilities or to schedule a consultation. You might also find it useful to walk through the design questionnaire located on this site.

Garden Advice, Design, & Maintenance

I can help you achieve your dream garden by taking inventory of your property’s vegetation, conditions, and surroundings; by talking with you about your vision for your garden (its look, its feel, its functions); by suggesting plants, plantings, features, and gardening strategies that will suit your property and realize your vision; by putting this all on paper in a design; or by donning my gardening duds and making the vision into reality (or by assisting you as you do same). From planning to digging to planting to pruning to mulching to weeding to invoking the horticultural deities — whatever it takes.

Special Plants for Your Special Place

I know and work with an extensive repertoire of plants. This creates more unique possibilities for your unique place.  I also grow and sell many of the best ornamental plants for New England gardens at Odyssey Bulbs and Odyssey Perennials. Many are not available elsewhere in the region, or even in the country.