“You really listened to what we wanted and provided us with a variety of options to make those ideas a reality in our yard, including things we had never thought of -- which was great.”

-- Rietta and Brian McCain

Variegated Green provides comprehensive landscape design packages for modern residential gardens. Through an in-depth design process, the full potential of a site is identified and a dialogue is created between a home’s indoor and outdoor spaces.

The process includes a deep dive into the needs and wants of my clients and the specific properties of the site. Every design is a unique solution achieved by listening closely to my clients.

I help homeowners clarify their overall landscape vision and then create a simple, functional and modern layout that meets the goals of the project (it’s my super power).


  • Design Questionnaire + Initial Consultation :: Potential clients respond to thoughtful questions regarding scope, plant and color preferences, goals and budget prior to an on-site meeting to review the design document and observe the site specifics.

  • Preliminary Plan Options + Review :: Two to three preliminary plans and plant palettes are developed based on the client goals and site considerations to be reviewed on-site.

  • Final Plan + Plant Palette :: A revised plan, plant palette and landscape lighting package is prepared based on client feedback.

  • Bid Documents :: A final drafted design package including a layout and materials plan, plant plan and schedule, details and elevations is completed for pricing and construction by a landscape contractor.

  • Construction Observation :: I work with several highly-skilled contractors and will work with you to find the best contractor suited to your project. I meet on-site with both the contractor and you to answer questions and ensure the best outcome for the project.


To ensure I am able to spend dedicated time and focus with each client, I limit the number of projects I undertake at a time. Connect with me to find out my current schedule and how we can work together on your project. 

giving back

I believe it is important to make a positive impact on our environment that reaches beyond client’s property lines. For every completed project, Variegated Green donates $100 to Our City Forest - www.ourcityforest.org. 100% of every donation goes directly to our urban forestry, water conservation efforts and environmental education programming. Doesn’t that feel good?

Project Example :: A - Initial concept plan, B - Preliminary plant palette, C - Revised final plan, D - Design details

Project Example :: A - Initial concept plan, B - Preliminary plant palette, C - Revised final plan, D - Design details

photo by Ryo Sode.

photo by Ryo Sode.