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Garden Planting Plan

The Gardening Goddess

January 2023 Update: 
I am on medical leave of absence and not taking any clients in 2023 

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Garden Planting Plan

Starting at $400 for most spaces 

I will create a customized planting plan in the form of a scaled drawing or comprehensive plant list. We can decide which option best meets the needs of your project. This is an affordable service for DIY gardeners who would like plant suggestions to take to the nursery for their own shopping and then place and plant in their garden. My planting plans focus on plants not hardscaping features. You will email me photos, measurements, and any other relevant data. We will meet virtually via Zoom for a consultation to review all of your information, assess the project, and I will ask you a lot of questions. After the consultation I will email or mail your planting plan.



This service does not include an in-person meeting, visit to your home, measurements of site, grading, drainage, hardscaping, installation, or maintenance. 





About my planting plans


As a garden designer I use as my artistic palate the diverse and abundant textures, colors, shapes, sizes, and fragrance of plants. At heart I am a plant nerd, a true gardening goddess that loves creating breathtaking planting plans.

I design all sizes of urban and suburban gardens from containers, patios, parking strips, to entire yards. Additionally, my work in horticultural therapy has trained me to design healing gardens in both institutional and residential sites. 

These principles guide my garden design work:

-I design gardens for four seasons of interest that stimulate all the senses.

-I specialize in creative and functional gardens that incorporate both ornamental and edible plants.

-Gardens are a place of restoration and every home should have a healing sanctuary.

-I am passionate about designing healthy sustainable gardens that are low-maintenance and drought-tolerant often incorporating northwest native plants.

-Organic gardening techniques and planting plans that support and nurture our pollinator, beneficial bug, and bird populations.

-Promoting gardener success by designing with plants that are proven picks for our Portland climate.

-In consultation getting to know all members of your family to assess the dreams and needs you have for your new garden. Then designing a unique garden that matches your individuality.


Ornamental & Edible
Garden Design
A well designed garden that incorporates ornamental and edible plants is beautiful, functional, and sustainable providing four seasons of sensory interest. 


Healing Garden Design
A thoughtfuly designed healing garden is an asset to a variety of community settings such as senior living, nursing homes, addiction treatment centers, hospitals and medical offices, physicatric and mental health centers, and counseling offices.
As a therapeutic gardening specialist and garden designer I will create a unique healing garden with year round full sensory interest to be utilized by your clients, patients, families and staff. 



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