Working with Beverly on my backyard landscape project was a pleasure! I wanted to have native plants that would attract birds, bees and butterflies, as well as some areas of hardscape. We discussed everything… from color scheme and fragrance to practical issues like privacy and maintenance. Beverly’s knowledge of native plants combined with her passion for “green solutions” is a great combination, she can advise you on the benefit of rain gardens, bird houses, raised beds or rainwater barrels! Once she had a first draft of the project, we further discussed changes and finally met with the person doing the hardscape. Coordination was flawless and soon enough my backyard was transformed into a refuge for birds, bees and butterflies, and a perfect place for my leisure time.
It is now about a year since Beverly worked on my landscape and I have seen the results. Late in the fall I rescued several black swallowtail butterfly larvae which I kept in my basement as chrysalids and finally saw them fly away as butterflies this spring! It was amazing to release them, and I look forward to watching more this year. As perennials come back and begin to flower, I am already noticing all the pollinators and birds attracted by my plants. It has been great working with Beverly and learning from her! She is the best person you can work with for your native plant landscape design.