Ecological Landscape Design and Horticulture
Offering professional design and horticultural advice and guidance through the process of consultations, design work, and plant procurement.
Dedicated to designing thoughtfully planned, unique landscapes that provide regenerative solutions for our environment, create beautiful living spaces, and invite people to interact with nature.
Nurseries may sell plants based on popularity, even if they don't grow well in our Utah climate.
Contractors may create designs based on their area of expertise, more than design principles.
The Gardenflow client's best interest is always at the heart of each design.
Many traditional landscape methods give little regard to the effects they'll have on the rest of the environment.
Problems then multiply and become more costly with time.
Gardenflow recommendations address the root of a problem to help prevent costly mistakes and provide long term solutions.
A Gardenflow landscape is created through an engaging process that transforms how your landscape looks, the way it grows, and how you live within it.
Originally from southern California, Michelle has worked with water efficient plants and design concepts for the past 15 years. With a background in Interior Design, Michelle changed her focus and combined her love for nature and design to earn a degree in horticultural science. She has worked at botanical gardens, retail nurseries, and as a Conservation Technician for the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District's Conservation Garden Park.
Michelle believes that education is key to providing the guidance necessary for cultivating beautiful landscapes that thrive in our harsh Utah environment.
Professional affiliations and certifications include:
Through Consultations and Landscape Designs, Michelle enjoys sharing her knowledge and providing the vision of each home's landscape potential. By addressing clients' goals with an ecologically friendly approach, she creates landscapes that offer several beneficial functions.
Michelle focuses on anchoring these elements within our landscapes, filling them with beauty, and finding the balance and flow that sustain them well into the future.
(FOR LOVE OF WATER)
There is something about the sound of rain...or the trickle of a stream, that clears our minds and restores a sense of peace within us. Our favorite vacation destinations help us reconnect with nature, and are typically at a beach, a lake, or a river. We can not deny how much we love water.
Yet conserving it in our landscapes is one of our biggest challenges.
Gardenflow shares a new perspective that reveals the incredible benefits of water efficient landscaping. Working with nature allows us to elevate our landscapes by transforming common, sterile "lawnscapes" into vibrant and dynamic gardens that are full of beauty and life, even when they include a reduced lawn area.
In our vastly developed Salt Lake Valley,
we no longer need to work so hard to keep nature out.
It's time to bring nature home, and start enjoying our home landscapes
like a vacation destination.
"Ecological Landscaping is a method of designing, building, and maintaining landscapes that considers the ecology of a site and creates gardens that enhance the surrounding environment for the benefit of humans and all other life in the ecosystem."