For the past four weeks, I’ve been putting together my weekly WINE IN THE GARDEN post and my schedule has been somewhat consistent. This is a really great time for me to work. My creativity levels are at a height that I’ve been craving for the past couple of years.
This past week was a little shaken up routine-wise but in a really great way. I took a seminar though my Professional Association of Landscape Ontario. It was called An Introduction to Landscape Design.
I’ve been a gardener for over 20 years and have been taught many things from the mentors I’ve had though the years. I wouldn’t trade this time for anything, but 2 years ago when I made the cross over from ‘gardener’ to Landscaper, something clicked for me.
When I was younger, I thought I knew a lot. Over the years, I have garnered knowledge but most of all I’ve achieved experience and that is something, no matter how hard you try you can not fast track.
Knowledge, experience and passion positioned me to make the jump across the line to professional. I have always had my sights set on making an impact in this exciting industry.
Much of my passion has come from the journey I’ve shared with my husband Dave. We’ve built quite the oasis for ourselves over the past 11 years. We have grown together as a team and have passed on so much to each other.
One particular area of focus has been Dave’s love of conifers/evergreens. We have a nice collection these days and they are featured in the post this week. Dave is a Dendrophile (n) A person who loves forests, trees.
Dave has worked in Landscape Construction field for 20 years and he knows what works and more importantly what he likes. He doesn’t get swayed by fads and marketing gimmicks. He has just quietly and confidently filled our garden with drop-dead gorgeous plant material.
I’ve always favored his choices but over the last little while it’s hit me just how solid Dave is, and his choice in conifers. Ha,ha. This collection of trees are gorgeous, especially this time of year. These quiet giants are resilient, majestic and oh so easy plants. And, yes! That means low-maintenance. They give more than they take.
As you plan for your 2017 green space, why not consider these loyal, long-living friends? There are many great websites that offer wonderful examples of these plants, it’s a fun little search to take. Feel free to ask us about what might work for you. We’d love to help you develop a relationship that won’t disappoint.
Thanks friends, for your time and consideration.
May your trees be strong & green.
To life and all it has to offer – Cheers Kellie & Dave.