Hi, here is my recent exposure in the Oregonian’s Home and Garden blog by Kym Pokorny. This blog gives me credit for starting the Design in a Day way of doing landscape design oh so many years ago and has an amazing photo of me with the amazing Barley Dog.
Longtime Portland garden designer Carol Lindsay was one of the first to implement the idea of Landscape Design in a Day, which would be why she named her business that. The concept is a four-hour consultation with Carol, who will listen to your needs and wants and then come up with a do-it-yourself design. She also offers garden coaching and full-scale garden design.
In checking out her website recently, my eyes spied three topics, probably because Carol and I share a love of dogs. Her sweet, adorable cocker spaniel Barley sadly passed away this year. He will always be remembered.
Her dog-related posts include:
Dog-pee-proof plants. Synthectic lawns and dogs: Do they go together?
But the big news is a video Carol made for About.com about rocks walls.
(About.com has closed access to this video.)
As an example, she uses one that she designed 10 years ago with small plants such as heathers, ferns, dwarf ornamental grasses and ground covers.
“We started out with 10 or 20 little 4-inch specialty ferns,” Carol says on the video. Over a 10-year period of time, these little ferns crossed with each other and created all these little sporelings … Out of those 20 little ferns that we bought 10 years ago, there are 100 ferns here now, if not more than that.”
“It’s high interest, easy to care for and beautiful to look at.”
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