My Succulent Lady in Faerie Magazine!

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I was truly honored to have my Succulent Lady featured in an article in the summer issue of Faerie Magazine! The entire process was very exciting and I’m glad to finally be able to share it with you all. To read the full article in Faerie Magazine, you can order through their website, I enjoyed the heart-warming article about how one woman uses her art to feature and help shelter dogs find homes, along with another that detailed how to make and bottle your own homemade juices.

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While I love designing gardens, creating this dress form was a really fun way to explore a more creative side to landscaping and gardening. I would love to be able to pursue this more, so if you or someone you know is interested in having something like this for their home or business, dress form or otherwise, please contact me. I would love the chance to talk, brainstorm and see what we can come up with. The possibilities are endless – and I have many ideas just waiting for the right person to come along. Give me a call or send me an email!

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Fall Landscaping: It’s Still Not Too Late!

Wow, it’s really cooled down! But until the ground freezes, it is ready for planting and now is a great time to install shrubs, perennials and trees that bloom in the spring so you can take full advantage of their blooming season next year. I always aim to not only bring my clients plants that will grow well in their sun/soil conditions, but that will also provide them with 4 seasons of beauty.

Call or email me to schedule a free estimate and I can show you a variety of plants and trees to choose from, all suitable for your space. If you haven’t yet, take a look at some of the projects we’ve done this past summer by checking out our slideshow on the homepage, clicking on Samples at the top or by visiting our Yelp page. Below is one of my favorite fall landscapes because of how it shows the color, texture and interest you can achieve in your landscape, even when the temperatures begin to cool down.

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Update: Condo Building & Backyard with Moon Garden

Take advantage of the warmer weather while it lasts and get your landscape installed before the ground freezes! This is always the time of year when many will ask if it’s too late to plant. My answer: Definitely not! In fact, there are a number of shrubs and flowers that bloom in the fall, as well as trees and other plants that have brilliant fall foliage.

With the warm temperatures and rainy weather we’ve had, the ground is soft and in great condition for planting. We can also get your garden ready for the spring next year so that once the warm weather comes around again, everything is in your garden, ready to bloom.

We always offer completely free estimates, so give us a call to schedule yours! Please don’t hesitate to call or email us with any questions. You can also check out a couple more of our installs from this past summer below.

Chicago Condo Front Yard & Parkway Landscaping

We designed and installed this front yard and parkway landscape for a condominium building in Chicago this past summer. We were able to provide them with a variety of trees, shrubs and perennial flowers that will grow and fill the space in more each year. The small black fence we installed adds style while also protecting the landscape from dogs in the neighborhood.

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Chicago Front & Backyard Landscaping with Moon Garden

We also installed this front and backyard landscape for a client’s home in Chicago. Note the moon garden in the back, consisting of all white blooms that will appear as though they are glowing in the moonlight.

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If you’re feeling inspired or would like to see more, you can click on “Samples” at the top of our websitte, or simply click any of the following links to samples of our Backyard Landscaping, Front Yard Landscaping, Rooftop Gardens and Container Gardens.

You can also check out our Pinterest boards for a different format to scroll through. All of our work is featured in the boards labeled “4 Seasons of Landscape Design”, “4 Seasons of Painting Interiors”, “4 Seasons of Rooftop Landscapes” and “4 Seasons of Container Gardens”. There is even a separate board for my Succulent Lady and my repurposed Christmas tree that you’ll want to check out if you haven’t yet.

Thank you for your interest in our company! We feel very privileged to be able to help our clients enjoy their landscapes while also sharing our love and knowledge of gardening and landscaping with new people every day.