Q: What made you decide to become a landscape designer?
CL: My mother influenced me as a little kid owning a flower store, and as an interior and exterior designer. I grew up with it and it became an interest of mine.
Q: How would you describe your style – what’s your specialty and why?
CL: Tough one! I think a good designer has to be a chameleon and make any space functional and aesthetically pleasing at the same time. What I think is pretty (or my style) may not be what the client likes so it’s important to listen and work together. I can appreciate the right theme fitting in the right style of house or space. I believe my specialty is creating a beautiful landscape that is low maintenance and easy for the average person to take care of.
Q: What’s your favorite statement tree and why?
CL: Shubert choke cherry because it’s interesting and does something different in 3 seasons.
Q: Favorite plant to use en masse?
CL: Hakone grass.
Q: What’s the best piece of gardening advice you’ve ever received?
CL: If you can’t find a specific, established plant in your area, it probably won’t do well in your landscape.
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