Garden PHD

Practicing Horticulture Differently

Artfully made cutting boards from reclaimed wood. Let the spirit of the tree live on!


Design & Install

Garden PHD will bring a design aesthetic that fits into the homeowner's budget, lifestyle & comfort level

Online Landscape Design Services

Need a designer's eye to help you get started with your project? You can submit photos of your garden & have a personalized design to help you complete your project. ​Includes plant list. Prices vary. E-mail GPHD for more details

Coaching: Onsite advice on planting, mulching, watering and pruning. Plant sourcing & placement; helping homeowners thru the process of creating their own garden. Great for the DIYer on a budget
Homeowner has option to buy block of hours

Aesthetic Pruning: Japanese Maple and Dwarf Conifer Enthusiast. Need care and pruning specific to your Japanese maple or conifer? Let Garden PHD care for your tree(s). Ten years' experience

Free estimate​​

Bonsai Workshops, Repotting, Pruning & Wiring Services: As a rule of thumb, Bonsai should be repotted every 2-3 years. Proper pruning and wiring is also key to keeping your Bonsai healthy and looking its best. Let Garden PHD assist you in the creation and maintenance of this living art

Prices vary upon plant size, pot size and pruning/wiring time requirements 

Decorative potted trees: Whether you need to dress up your patio or balcony, Garden PHD also specializes in planting and care of trees and shrubs grown in decorative containers

Prices vary

Deck, Patio or Balcony Design: Need a comfortable, yet functional place to relax? Don't know where to start?  MaryAnn will help you through the process of creating an inviting, relaxing atmosphere

Prices vary

Heartwood by Garden PHD: 

Bringing Nature's beauty to daily living. Using live-edge wood & natural grain finishing techniques in custom designs. Whether you need a trellis, bench, or cutting board, Heartwood Creations will bring the spirit of locally, sustainably sourced wood to these artfully made products (December-March, August). Made to order. Please contact MaryAnn via

​    Fairy Garden: a gift to clients' little girls

​​Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul.

-Alice Walker