In A Client’s Own Words: What This Garden Means to Anne

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Hi Kim, “I love being in the garden you were so instrumental in creating. It is a place I can go when I really need to lose myself and relax. Then, unknowingly, I find various plants and flowers vying for … Continue reading

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End of Summer Tour 5 Gardens Inviting Spaces to Enjoy ~Virtual Garden Tour For You~

An Armchair Virtual Garden Tour For You showing with what my camera in hand captures visual moments of these 5 ongoing clients gardens where pausing to witness thriving flowers and plants Summer 2017 clients gardens…

The reward for me as a designer is the collaboration with clients and maintenance and always the energy of joy and love, mingled with the magic of time…

No Reservations Required for these Home Owners!

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End of Summer: Growing “Alto” in Palo Alto (Alto in Spanish is Tall!)

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Who I AM

I feel passion when hired by people to extend their living spaces to their outdoor spaces. Arriving at this dirt canvas with my enthusiasm, creativity, high energy, and an eye for less obvious significant details. I just intuitively know (and repeatedly hear) how the homeowners residing with newly created dirt canvases are lured to their outdoor gardens unlike ever before. I feel more excitement when I walk upon an “underutilized outdoor space.” knowing what is about to unfold and transpire. I am most at home when creating with my favorite medium – a dirt canvas. When I apply the paint upon these canvases with unique, seasonal plantings, I know sooner than later magic will engage the viewer with seasonal, year-round newly found garden enticement.
Time after time again, I feel anticipation and sheer delight to be able to manifest this landscaping for the garden-owners, who wonder why they waited so long.

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Lawn Goodbye: Hello Putting Green

Our backyard is now the perfect place to entertain, dine, relax and play!” – John & JulieDSC00066

This 2017 Project begins with a wonderful Palo Alto family of four wanted to get more use of their backyard.  Their existing backyard had served its purpose for many years when their children were young. Now their children in college, it was underused and in desperate need of an update.

Having lived in their home for 19 years, my clients communicated clearly with goals to take advantage of the reason they moved to Palo Alto in the first place.  Both desire spending more time for themselves enjoying our year round climate in Northern California. By initially addressing the specific request to decrease the water usage and the accompanying utility bills, objective for addition of a fire pit to the existing spa destination; both sharing their spaces for also a new destination of the turf for the husband, and avid golfer. John had always wanted to practice in his own backyard.  Viola! The perfect place to entertain, dine, relax and play!


A very comfortable, attractive and inviting new outdoor living room has been created!

Welcome Home!

Providing a looks-like-it-was-always here!
Dining table relocated closer to the new fire pit area.
Chaise lounges relocated where the dining table once resided.
Hammock awaiting nestled under established bougainvillea

Night Time Ambiance!

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After the Rains February 2017

This month has been more rainy days, than sunny days…

We all are uplifted as we welcome the blue skies today!

First stop to visit existing clients gardens…

Lady statue seems to understand the Magnolia tree above in spectacular bloom right now is worth pausing to look up and take notice under this gorgeous blue skies.


And on to the next house…

Tulips and Daffodils are smiling to greet cheerfully with bright shining pretty colors for all passerbys…


on to the next house here is more color mingling with perennial magic…


This winds up the day…

Home Sweet Homes!

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This has been an abundant year of gardening!

Planted in 27 gardens; 12 on-going and seasonal update clients.

14 New Clients!

Each project is all ways, always unique to the spaces and clients that employ me.

As I tackle only one project at a time,

As I strive to focus my creative energy collaborating with my clients who live in these spaces; prioritize the customer service philosophy to complete each project in a timely manner.

The recent wonderful rains we have been receiving these last few months is a tremendous asset to the parched earth especially for our thirsty, dehydrated trees.

We traveled as far South to Campbell, North to San Mateo with Redwood City, San Carlos, Los Altos, Palo Alto and Menlo Park closer to home!  I am honored to have such thoughtful clients trusting me with their slices of earth.

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