The Wow Factor Design

The clients wanted a design that would stand out in their neighborhood, and that would have year round interest.  To achieve this, I ended up using several specimen plants, including 2 large ornamental cherry trees that will serve as a focal point and catch the eye of anyone driving up to the home.  

To maintain a sense of continuity throughout the design, I used repeated groupings of limelight hydrangeas, daylilies, hostas, and annuals.  Along with the cherry trees, these plants will bloom at different times (or, in the case of annuals, all season), providing color and interest to the landscape.  Boxwood, rhododendrons, and birdsnest spruce provide winter interest.

Design Completed: 2017

Digital Walkthrough

Every design includes digital walkthroughs, which both the client and I use to get a better sense of how the final design will look.  I create multiple walkthroughs as I progress through the design process, and will view them with a client so that I can get their feedback.


Every client receives plans for their design, printed on 18" x 24" paper.  I generally provide a design overview, as well as printouts that provide more details on different aspect of the project.  My goal is to clearly communicate what the clients needs to do, or what a contractor needs to do, to install the design.

Installed Design

The client was able to take the plans I created and install the design themselves.  It's always my goal to create clear instruction and plans so that if the client wants to self install or hire another contractor they can.  Every design package also includes the options of additional meetings with me during the installation phase, just in case the client or contractor has any questions.

DesignLinda Kelso