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PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS

 A formal garden with Mediterranean climate plants. Photograph By Patricia Knight

  LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS
 

 

DEAN DESIGN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
Leslie K.Dean
 

Dean Design Landscape Architecture provides Landscape Architecture services to residential clients in the San Francisco Bay Area. Emphasizing Mediterranean and California Native plants and designs, we will learn what your unique landscaping goals and needs are, and create custom designs for long-term enjoyment. We provide full design services and work with the client during the installation process.

www.dean-design.com
1019 Mountain View Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94040
650-967-5408       e-mail deandesign@mindspring.com
   
SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPE DESIGN
Sherri Osaka
  Our focus is on non-toxic, reusable local materials; drought-tolerant plantings; and the latest technologies in drip, gray water, and rainwater harvesting. Our goal is to create beautiful landscapes that are easy on the planet.
www.sustainable-landscape.com
PO Box 6335 San Jose, CA 95150-6335
408-264-7427

 

  LANDSCAPE GARDENERS & DESIGN
   

GARDEN ESCAPES BY CHRIS TODD

Chris Todd

Chris graduated from Foothill College with a degree in Horticulture. Previously a nurse, with a BS in Health Services Administration, Chris is dedicated to making healthier environments for her clients and promoting biodiversity. Her major goals for projects are client education, water conservation, reduction of toxic chemical use, and species preservation. She designs sustainable and drought tolerant gardens using native and other drought tolerant plants. Chris has taught classes for the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency and has done presentations on Water Efficient Landscape Ordinances, the Soil Food Web, and Mycorrhizae. Chris is a certified member of APLD, (the Association of Professional Landscape Designers). She also is an APLD District Board Member; a board member of the Sustainable Landscape Roundtable Board; a Steering Committee member of the Gardening with Natives subgroup of the California Native Plant Society; and a member of the California Landscape Contractors Association.

www.gardenescapesbychris.com
1115 Blackberry Terrace, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
(408) 530-0122

 

  LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS AND SUPPLIES
 

 

HAMMERSCHMITT CONSTRUCTION, INC.
John Hammerschmitt
Hammerschmidt Construction, Inc. is a full service Design + Build residential remodeling and construction firm providing premier design, project management, and residential construction services to homeowners in the Silicon Valley. Founded in 1996, we are dedicated to creating lifelong relationships with our customers through ongoing communication and sensitivity to homeowner’s needs that commences with the initial phone call, carries through to job site teamwork and continues beyond project completion.
www.hammerschmidtinc.com
313 State Street, Los Altos, CA 94022
650-948-4200

 

  NURSERY OWNERS / PLANTS PEOPLE
   
CARMAN'S NURSERY
  Nancy Schramm

Carman's Nursery is a small, third generation, family owned nursery specializing in rare and unusual plants such as bonsai starters, dwarf conifers, herbs, rock garden plants, unusual perennials and less common fruiting plants including capers, named varieties of fig, kiwi, and pomegranate. We also have a wide variety of variegated plants, collections of Rhodohypoxis and miniature ivies, hardy succulents, as well as many plants suitable for the backyard garden railroad enthusiast. We do most of our own propagation from seed, cuttings, or division. We are usually open Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 10-5, please call to confirm hours. Saturdays (seasonally) you can find us at the Morgan Hill or Saratoga Farmer's Markets. We attend many garden shows and plant sales around the Bay Area.

www.carmansnursery.com
8470 Pharmer Road, Gilroy, CA 95020
408-847-2313
   
TERRA SOLE NURSERIES
  John & Sherry Hall

We are a small, family owned, specialty nursery. We grow favorite and unusual
varieties of perennials, shrubs and succulents. Please call before coming out as we are often at garden events and on landscape design projects. Our demonstration garden is open for viewing when we are available.

www.terrasolenurseries.com
240 Pioneer View Rd, Corralitos CA 95076
831-724-0202

 

  SPECIALISTS / CONSULTANTS
 

 

THE GARDEN COACH
Kerry Barrs
  Born in Toronto, Ontario Canada in 1951 to a Canadian and a Dutch immigrant, I was raised in the Greater Chicago Land of Illinois, Rockford anyone. I came to California on vacation in 1977 and never returned to the Mid-West except for the occasional holiday. After seven years in beautiful Orange County, Southern California I then lived two years in Sac-a-tomatoes. In 1986 I made my move to San Francisco and the Peninsula and began volunteering at STRYBING Arboretum Nursery where I was first exposed to rock garden miniature plants that I still collect to this day. After a few Botany classes at SFSU and CITY Collage, in the spring of 1988 I was accepted to FILOLI ‘s internship program, and shortly thereafter began my maintenance business based in Woodside. Six years of night classes at FOOTHILL College’s Ornamental Horticulture department was how I learned about the science. Attending Western Hort meetings for more than twenty years is how I learned what others were doing. Volunteering for now over ten years at San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum’s education department has taught me why plants and gardeners are so important. In the summer of 2010, I began my retirement from the ‘maintenance’ business and am now focusing on my new business called ‘Garden Coach’ where I share with others what I have learned so that they too can find the ‘common ground’ between themselves and the plants they desire to ‘grow’...Kerry

P.O. Box 620484
Woodside, Ca. 94062
(650) 851-7093

   
ALIVE'N SILK
Katie Wong
  Guilin, China near the Li River, where I was born, is reputed to be the most scenic spot in the world according to an old Chinese saying. I spent two years as a graduate student at University of Arizona in Tucson; lived in New Hampshire and Massachusetts and have resided in the Bay Area for over 30 years. With this kind of diverse geographic exposure, I’m inclined to be passionate about all types of plants…water plants to desert plants, native plants to exotics plants, giant plants to dwarf plants. My dream is to make my garden into my supermarket and to be able to harvest strawberries from my rooftop. I own an interiorscape business and a VERY messy yard! I have rare fruiting plants (white sapote, cherimoya, pepino etc.) and ornamentals (chinese golden larch, winter sweet, porcelain berry etc.) for sale, and I make custom silk arrangements to order.

1478 Doxey Court
San Jose , Ca. 995131
(408)251-2742

e-mail alivensilk@aol.com

 

  GARDENER SERVICE and MAINTENANCE
 

 

SMITH GOPHER TRAPPING SERVICE
  Zachary Smith
  Our time-proven and safe gopher trapping methods solve the problem. With an actual body-count, there is no more guessing as to whether the treatment worked. No poison ever!
www.gopher-trapping.com
408-871-6988

 

 

 

 

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