I have been in the landscape design/planning profession for 40 years. It is both a calling and a vocation. My firm is Johnsen Landscapes & Pools - www.johnsenlandscapes.com.
My book, 'Heaven is a Garden - Designing Serene Outdoor Spaces for Inspiration and Reflection' is published by St. Lynn's Press, March 2014. It is a unique guide to designing an 'unhurried' garden - based on ancient traditions and modern ideas.
My books include 'Ortho's All About Trees' (Meredith Publishing) and contributor to 'Home Landscaping - Northeast Edition' (Creative Homeowner Press).
My blog is 'Serenity in the Garden' on blogspot. And 'Serenity in the Garden blog' on Facebook.