|Q: What made you decide to become a landscape designer?RK: I have always enjoyed design as well as nature. I also always have enjoyed helping take care of my parents’ house and garden growing up!
Q: How would you describe your style – what’s your specialty and why?
RK: My style is pretty eclectic and can change based on what my client wants and needs in their yard. Different styles and personalities contribute to every project. I do like to create clean, bold lines that accentuate existing features on a house or that already exist in the landscape.
Q: What’s your favorite statement tree and why?
RK: A great statement tree I like to use and would like to use more of is Paperbark Maple. While seemingly understated, its smooth amber colored bark exfoliates giving year round interest and its leaves offer great color in fall showing off with orange and red leaves.
Q: Favorite plant to use en masse?
RK: My favorite plant to use in groupings would probably be Sweet Woodruff. The low growing perennial looks great as a ground cover in shade environments and brightens those spaces up with vibrant white flowers.
Q: What’s the best piece of gardening advice you’ve ever received?
RK: Use fewer varieties of plants in a given view in the landscape. By reducing the different kinds of plants used a greater impact can be made with the plants that are used. It’s great to create/see a landscape with masses of a given plant and a strong focal point or accent planted within the same space.
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