Personal Shopping Trip

Photo of chairs in the corner of a northeast Portland garden

A quiet corner

Drawing of a Black StarShopping for plants is great fun! You became a gardener in the first place because of your interest in plants. So what could be better than to have your own personal guide walk you through a plant nursery?

As your designer, I:

  • know your garden and its intended effect;
  • know how plants grow and where they belong;
  • have a broad knowledge of plant varieties and how they interact;
  • know what it takes to make a great composition of plants.

First plant, right plant!

When it’s time to shop for plants, having a knowledgeable person along can help eliminate costly trial and error. You finally have the opportunity to buy what you like with the confidence of knowing there will be a place for it when you get home!

three flowers; an illustration by Amy

From my clients …

“Thanks for everything Amy. It was a ton of fun and it’s now a great pleasure to look out my front window. My neighbors are all thrilled with the yard too! Of course I’ll be telling everyone about you.”
— Katy R.,
NE Portland

Not every plant can be the star of the garden; I can help you choose plants to play supporting roles you’ll love. Together we’ll look at various plant combinations to arrive at a stunning and cohesive collection of plants that will make a fantastic and personal garden statement.

If you’ve recently begun the design process, a trip to a local plant nursery will inspire you. There, we can put together a preliminary plant palette to work into the planting plan. The possibilities grow as we consider container gardens, furnishings, statuary and art. It’s always a good idea to have a budget in mind before we start.

For those of you with ultimate faith in my design abilities, let me shop for you from the start and fill your garden beds with colorful, textual plants providing interesting surprises all year round.

To discover other ways I can help or to make an appointment, contact me here.