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I am an experienced landscape designer specializing in colorful, drought-tolerant landscape designs that look beautiful all year. My designs use little water, are low maintenance, and do well in poor soil. I use native plants as well as plants from around the world that are considered “California-friendly”. These areas include the Mediterranean region, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and South America.

I am passionate about plants and gardening, and like to share my enthusiasm with my clients. My interactions with my clients tend to be educational and enjoyable, as I explain why I use certain plants and not others in their landscapes. I try to listen carefully to the needs and desires of my clients, which enables me to tailor the designs to their requirements. Each landscape design is individual and is personally designed for a particular setting. I take into account the style and colors of the house, existing plantings, the contours of the lands, and any views that need to be enhanced or hidden.