for residential & public display gardens
My career as a Nature Illustrator began as a child when my grandfather began teaching me about landscape design. Our home was located in and on the edge of a former arboretum so with my grandfather's keen interest in hardscaping, shrubs, roses, trees and perennials, it was beautiful complete with rose arbors, hidden grape arbor "garden rooms", sunken gardens and magnificent pots of flowers and herbs. To this day I hear his voice as I design. But to support this, I am a Certified Master Gardener through Univ. of Vermont, recognized as such by Univ of NH Master Gardener program. I have a Residential Design certification through studies at Cornell, and additional studies specializing in herbaceous perennials. I am not a Landscape Architect, nor am I trained to design underground electric or water systems. I just love plants and color! Some samples of my work are below.