Sharing beginner-friendly ideas to help people get started gardening or growing indoor plants!


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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I pay you to design my garden for me?

Thank you for your interest in having me create a design for you!
At this time, I do not create design plans.

I assist with garden planning by sharing ideas for plant selection through my garden consulting service.
Learn more about my service here:

To connect with a professional designer, click a link below to access the searchable database of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers.




How do I find an ecological landscape professional to install a project for me?

If you live in California, you can use the Eco Landscape California Professional Referral List to find an ecological landscape professional to complete a project for you:

The Ecological Landscape Alliance has a national member directory to connect property owners with landscape professionals who promote ecological landscape practices.  Click on “Member Directory” to connect directly to the Directory rather than the home page of the site.

Member Directory

Have a gardening question?

For answers to your gardening questions, contact your local Master Gardeners office through the county Cooperative Extension Service.

San Joaquin and Stanislaus County California:


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Let’s Connect!

I would love the opportunity to connect with you!  We can chat on social media, or send me an email. I’d love to hear about what you have going on in your garden.  If you’re feeling stuck or overwhelmed with a plant related issue, email me. Please provide a brief description, and one or two specific questions. I’d be happy to help in whatever way I can!

Take care,