serving West Orange & surrounding Lake County, Florida
Hello! Thanks for visiting. I offer naturalistic landscape design using Florida native plants. The goal of a naturalistic approach is to create spaces people will enjoy but are also environmentally friendly and support wildlife. Naturalistic landscapes are looser than traditional ones. Plants are not lined up in tidy rows, instead, balance is achieved informally. In traditional design, plants are layered from front to back to be viewed straight on. In naturalistic design, plants are layered vertically, the intention is to create tightly woven plant communities.
~ Douglas Tallamy Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens
My niche is designing meadows. Meadows work for backyards, parks, roadsides, and infrastructure in urban and suburban spaces. Now is the time to change the way we go about achieving our landscaping goals, relying less on the typical resource consuming non-native shrubs and lawn. Restoring native meadow is a landscape solution that is suitable for many applications and has the dual benefit of enriching the lives of people through the connection they will receive by inviting in nature as well as supporting our pollinators and other wildlife.
a few of my favorite Florida native...
Why A Meadow, produced by The Meadow Project, is an excerpt from Urban & Suburban Meadows, Bringing Meadowscaping to Big and Small Places. The Meadow Project’s mission is to educate and raise awareness about sustainable, native, healthy, easy and affordable land care practices that support wildlife and human life. Visit The Meadow Project to see the trailer from their new film, Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home.