My background and experience are in interior and exterior design. I received my APLD certification in 2016. I currently sit on the APLD national board and am an active member of the APLD Sustainability committee. I love research and learning. My background and training are in art and design. I have been a gardener all my life. I remember being 8 years old and growing sunflowers and tomatoes from seeds. Sadly the little boy down the street picked all the tomatoes off the vine before they were ripe and beheaded the sunflower; and yes there were tears. That is the life of a gardener: celebration, awe, reverence and letting go.
The garden is a microcosm of life. It has so much to teach us when we take the time to listen to its lessons. I talk about this in my blog http://ravenscourtgardens.com/ along with our current projects and plant and design information that is Houstoncentric.
I am a multi-media artist. I did interior design prior to landscape design,( my last position was 13 years on the visual team at Pottery Barn), plus renovation and construction. In landscape design I finally found a field that let me put all my talents and passions together.
I compose each garden as a painting in my mind first and then create my palate of plants and materials before I put anything on paper. My job is to collaborate and aide clients in creating outdoor spaces where they can enjoy the outdoors and nature.
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