MICHELLE COKER, LANDSCAPE DESIGNER
Originally from southern California, Michelle has worked with water efficient plants and design concepts for the past 14 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.
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:
Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL)
Utah Certified Nursery Professional (UCNP)
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.
- Gardens thrive with less maintenance.
- Landscapes provide wildlife habitat and conserve precious resources.
- Outdoor spaces become more useable and allow for more activities.
- Our health and well-being is strengthened through a renewed connection with nature.
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 the common, sterile “lawnscape” into a vibrant and dynamic garden, full of beauty and life. 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 consider the ecology of a site and create gardens that enhance the surrounding environment for the benefit of humans and all other life in the ecosystem.”
Ecological Landscape Alliance