SE6A7058Born in England, I grew up with a trowel in my hand.

After moving to the Pacific Northwest in 1996 I joined one of the leading garden nurseries as a garden plant specialist. Helping hundreds of customers create beautiful combinations of plants to enhance their outdoor living spaces was always a delight. Ten years later I established Le jardinet in order to provide a service that takes all the time, stress and guesswork out of the design process for you.

In the recent past I have taught container gardening  at Edmonds Community College, and continue to teach both container and landscape design in workshops at my home as well as being a garden design instructor for the international community Craftsy.

Listed on the Great Garden Speakers website, I frequently give presentations at international national flower & garden shows, trade conferences, nurseries and garden clubs.

When I’m not teaching design or talking about it I am usually writing inspirational design articles on my blog, while I am also a regular contributor to several print and online publications including Fine Gardening, Sunset Magazine blog and as the former PNW garden writer for Houzz. My award winning book Fine Foliage, co-authored with Christina Salwitz (St. Lynn’s Press) was released in February 2013 to wide acclaim and we have high hopes for our new book Gardening with Foliage First (Timber Press, 2017)

I have appeared on Komo 4 and King 5 TV as well as being a regular guest of Ciscoe Morris on Kiro radio.

Specializing in creating artistic plant combinations with a four season foliage framework, functional outdoor living spaces and deer resistant, summer-dry designs, it would give me great pleasure to help you create your perfect jardinet and share my love of gardening with you.




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