We’re asking landscape designers across the country to tell us how they’ve used Flower Carpet roses and other easy-care Tesselaar Plants to help solve a landscape challenge. We’d love to share these tips with our readers!
These first photos show a commercial project designed by Genevieve Schmidt Landscape Design and Fine Maintenance, in Arcata, CA.
Genevieve told us: The images above are from a commercial landscape in a Tuscan style in McKinleyville, CA – two blocks away from the ocean. I love using the Flower Carpet roses in this setting because they have bold bright color throughout most of the year, are self-cleaning and require little care, and best of all they tolerate the sandy soil and harsh coastal winds right next to the ocean.
The photos below are are from a Eureka, CA home which won a “Garden Jewels Award” from the Eureka Sequoia Garden Club. While the property is constantly in bloom, it requires only a little over an hour a week to stay looking nice.
Landscape Designer Profile:
Genevieve Schmidt is a landscape designer based in Zone 10 in Northern CA. She believes that “A Gorgeous Result Comes From Careful Planning…” and works closely with her clients to develop a plan of action for landscapes that will work for their aesthetics and budget. She words with the Computer Aided Design (CAD) program to provide her clients with easy-to-understand plans for not only plants, but how they’ll work within a patio or pathway layout.
Genevieve is also a writer and active blogger with her North Coast Gardening blog which focuses on Gardening in the Pacific Northwest. You’re sure to find a great array of tips and suggestions when you visit her blog!
Her work has also appeared in a number of magazines including Fine Gardening, Garden Design and Sunset magazine.