Garden Path Design

Landscape Consulting

Hello Mary Jo,

I have been thinking about writing to you for years and am finally getting around to doing so since the weather has been so hot and humid outside. I am happy to be inside right now! I want to thank you for your garden consultation done with me several years ago at Moody Field in Amherst. I was overwhelmed with the gardens and struggling to maintain them.You totally inspired me to make alot of changes that have worked out so well. Initially, it was very hard work-digging up many, many perennials and giving them away and moving many plants to redesign the gardens. I have mulched more and simplified. Our patio is full of color and annuals. It is a work in progress and I am really happy with the changes that you got me motivated to make. I was so burdened with the garden and now, I am loving the weeding and loving the time I spend in the space. Not all my changes have worked out, but it is fun taking steps to fix those too. So, thank you so much for all the ideas, direction  and help you gave me. I remain grateful for your time and patience.

Enjoy your summer!

Dale  R.

"Mary Jo has such a wealth of knowledge of plants, their size, shape, colors, needs and ability to blend with other plants. She has that rare eye for knowing what to put where, and how it will enhance the overall composition of the garden space. With years of experience under her belt she comes well qualified to offer ideas and solutions on most any situation. I would recommend her wholeheartedly!"  - Peter Z.

"Mary Jo came to my house a week ago when we walked around the house looking at areas already planted or to be planted.  I was aware from the beginning that she knew a great deal about many plants and where they would be “happy”.  I have been “flying blind” for many years with gardening and I was relieved to have her guidance.  She had some excellent ideas about transplanting things rather than starting from scratch - and spending a good deal of $ money.  I appreciated that.  I also felt that she was appreciating my efforts and her suggestions have already been put to good use in my gardens.   She visualizes as she walks though the gardens and includes many suggestions of plants as well as various planters, trellises etc. to add to the effect of the plantings. "  - Barbara K.

"Mary Jo was incredibly helpful in crafting a garden design that included all the elements I desired.  She was very knowledgeable in offering appropriate perennial choices that would complement the hardscape design."  - Martha Favre

"Best $100 I have ever spent"   - Dr. Kate Atkinson