What exactly do you do?!
I create plans that are meant to be built! I gather your ideas and specifications, combine them with my own inspiration and experience, and together we distill the mix into a working plan that can be implemented in your landscape. I cannot overemphasize that the design is not my final goal- your finished project, the tangible, physical project that you can enjoy outside your home, is my goal. To that end, I always have your lifestyle, timetable and budget in mind.
What kind of plans do you do?
I most often do concept plans, showing general layouts and ideas, followed by detailed planting and hardscape material plans. I also provide a document summary of action items, and a planting list, when appropriate.
Why is your business called blue house gardens?
Short story- I work from home and my house is blue.
How much does a design cost?
A typical design might be $500-$1500 depending on the scope of work. My proposal will have an exact cost, with additional revisions or increased scope agreed upon when necessary.
What is a concept plan?
A concept plan shows a layout for a space without necessarily specifying every element of the design. For example, a concept plan of your back garden might show a layout for a stone patio, a pond, a gazebo, flower borders, and a vegetable parterre, without labeling every plant or identifying the exact stone we’re going to use.
What is a planting plan?
A planting plan is a detailed design showing the name and location of every plant we’re going to install. This is especially helpful when you want to do your own work, or if you have a particular interest in plants and want to decide where everything is going. We don’t always do this level of detail for smaller plants that we’re going to mass in a group, for example.
Couldn’t I just do my own design?
Yes, you could! Some people love gardening and DIY projects. If that’s you, maybe you want to give it a whirl.