Garden Design and Consulting

     Troy landed his first garden design project at the age of 15 and has never looked back. More than twenty-five years later, he still enjoys working one-on-one with each client in creating unique, one-of-a-kind gardens that reflect the style and personality of the homeowner and their site. With a deep understanding of plants and how they grow, Troy's objective is to create captivating and unusual plant combinations that are rich in texture and color in every season.

     His experience ranges from the smallest balcony gardens to large estates and from dry, desert and beach-like settings to wet and wild water gardens. While most of his work is done in residential settings, he also enjoys working on commercial projects when the opportunity arises. Troy's personal gardening experience covers a broad range of climates, from the bitter cold winters of north central Kansas, where he grew up, to the hot and humid subtropical climate of central Florida. This breadth and depth of gardening knowledge makes Troy the perfect candidate to design gardens and landscapes across a wide range of climates and locations.

The Design Process

     For Troy and his clients, the design process is exactly that--a process. He is a firm believer in working together with each client to create the garden or landscape that is best suited to the client's needs and to the needs of the property itself. Open lines of communication and a willingness to work together are essential in order to get the best possible outcome.

     After an initial meeting and site evaluation, Troy and the client will work hand-in-hand, sharing ideas back and forth and creating a preliminary concept for the new garden. At that point, Troy will put his years of experience and expertise to work in creating a rough draft design that will again be reviewed by him and the client before moving on to the creation of final drawings and planting plans. Going through the design process in a thoughtful and methodical way allows the most creativity to emerge and for any challenges the property may present to be properly addressed.
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