#348: Landscape Design: Tips & Tricks to a Better Landscape: How to Hire a Landscape Design Pro (Bobbie Schwartz)
In This Episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show
In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with award winning landscape designer Bobbie Schwartz of Bobbie's Green Thumb about how you can have a better landscape at your home.
Bobbie shares with us everything you need to know prior to hiring a professional landscape designer, the questions you should ask, some red flags to look out for, and making sure the landscape design pro is working for you.
From there she'll give us some tips from her 40 years of landscape design experience, why having patience when it comes to new landscapes is key and some clever tricks she has learned along the way to build a better landscape.
About this episode's guest on the Vegetable Gardening Show, Bobbie Schwartz
Bobbie’s Green Thumb, based in but not limited to Shaker Heights, Ohio is an award-winning Cleveland, Ohio, landscape and garden design company that creates gardens and landscapes that make your dreams come true.
Established in 1977 by Bobbie Schwartz, FAPLD, the business quickly earned recognition for her creativity and in-depth handling of the design process. This process begins by listening to the client’s wants, needs, and aspirations. It ends in the creation of an inspired design that suits both the site and the client and is as sustainable as possible.
Bobbie’s work is epitomized by certain signature elements: a passion for color, a love affair with perennials and ornamental grasses, and the creation of four-season landscapes. You can be sure that specified plants have been thoroughly trialed in real-life sites (Bobbie’s garden and those of some of her clients) and, will, therefore, be well-suited to the client’s site conditions. Her specialties are master plans, renovation of overgrown landscapes, perennial gardens, shade gardens, and wet landscapes.
In July 2017, Bobbie added another award (from the Perennial Plant Assocation) to her wall for the Perennial Lover’s Garden that is shown in the Portfolio.