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At GREEN DESIGN, gardens become an art-form when colour, scale and balance merge, to provide an expression of beauty and a source of delight. Gardens can provide an atmosphere of rejuvenation and even inspiration! In our garden work, this is our goal.To achieve this, we offer two different approaches:2
1) DESIGN and PLANT INSTALLATION: see our Before and After page for examples of our work.
2) GARDEN COACHING: for more information see our Garden Coaching web site:
3) GARDENING TIPS: Susan posts monthly articles about gardening in our area on
WhiteRocksBest.com as well as
Green Design-"Gardens To Live In" is a customized garden service whose focus is to provide you, the client, with year- round enjoyment of your outdoor living spaces. At Green Design our designer is Susan Wheeler. She is a gardener with years of 'hands-on' experience in garden designing, as well as in plant installation, and her focus revolves around the concept of, "right plant, right place". Susan will provide personal garden consultations for $150 per hour to ensure success with your garden plantings. She is a national Garden Design Award Winner, and she thrives on anything to do with colour, design and plants. At this time, there is a real need for knowledgeable and experienced advice in the landscaping profession, and so, we are very pleased to be of service to the residents of White Rock and South Surrey.
Our specially customized approach allows the homeowner the choice of being involved in the transformation, as little, or as much, as they please. As part of our design process, we always have unusual and exceptionally beautiful new plants to introduce to the client. Also, we do suggest a step-by-step approach, that will outline the cost, so that the process is satisfying, not just visually, but financially, as well.
All of the photos on this web-site were taken by our designer, Susan Wheeler, and all are images of her work (please visit her photography site at www.susanwheelerphotography.com). The plants have been selected for their appropriateness and beauty, and placed according to her designs. They encompass a wide range of different settings. To see the beautiful Art Cards that Susan has designed from her images, go to Unique Greeting Cards.
As a former teacher, Susan particularly enjoys the opportunity to continue "teaching" through the Garden Coaching aspect of the business. Many clients are eager to know the correct way to plant or prune, for example, and the Garden Coaching process provides the perfect way to instruct the homeowner on- site, in their own gardens. For more information and gardening tips, visit Susan's BLOGS (links at top of page).
A Garden Coach must have had considerable experience with plants and design, and be knowledgeable of the different requirements that plants need, as well as, be able to work with the homeowner to help them realize their vision (or help them develop one) for their out-door living spaces. Our designer and garden coach, Susan Wheeler, has had over 20 years of design experience, and is a national Garden Design Award Winner, and she knows which plants do well in all different situations. For example, what kind of soil is present, how much sun or
If the homeowners want to get involved with caring for the gardens themselves, Susan will teach them the right way to do the many different operations needed. For example, how to choose healthy plants at a nursery, or, how to ensure that good drainage has been achieved, or how to plan and then plant, so that some shrubs or perennials are always in bloom.
With Garden Coaching, we can be on-site once a week, once a month or, once or twice a season. The client determines the speed of the process. At the same time, the Garden Coach may help the owner save money by perhaps pointing out how a tree, that previously had been planted too deeply by someone else, will die, if not corrected, or the Coach may note when to prune certain plants, to ensure optimal health and blooms.
Timing for certain garden chores is key, and helps keep the plants looking in peak form. If you are feeling somewhat over-whelmed with your outdoor spaces, we will share some simple steps that will help you achieve success, and a sense of order and beauty in your gardens.
Our main focus is to use a majority of evergreen and
Beauty throughout the gardens is achieved with careful attention to detail. Texture, form and colour all blend together to achieve an interesting and cohesive whole. Choosing the right plant for the right place is 'key', and depends on the designer's knowledge and experience, as well as a trained 'eye'.
Scope Of Projects
We have worked on projects both large and small. For example, total landscaping at new homes with nothing green at all (just piles of dirt), to smaller town-home gardens or court yards. Each project is unique, and always most interesting!
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