top: it seems all the flowers on this sloping meadow lean in to admire Verbascum olympicum, Hillsborough.

above: pink Oenothera and lavender Nepeta soften a collection of succulents, Ashbury Heights.

below: a friendly rivalry between clusters of purple verbena and trumpets of orange-red epilobium waken a late summer sidewalk bed, Duboce Triangle.

design    installation    consulting    journal    projects    seeds

February 2021

*my apologies to readers of the print edition of the Sonoma County Gazette Gardeners Resource Guide, for their mistake in switching someone else's listing with mine. While I love what's going on in the permaculture community, that is not my focus.

**regarding Covid 19, I continue to work (solo), as social distancing has been part of the nature of my job.

Welcome, I'm Dean and my goal is to artfully bring Nature into your garden in a way that respects the Earth, in a way that values plants as food for bees, butterflies, birds and the soul.

My naturalistic, layered, and dynamic designs evolve through the seasons and years, and come with knowledge gained from years of on the ground experience, as well as an eye for beauty.

Beyond design, I offer Fine Gardening services in the areas of maintenance, detailing, plant selection, installation, drip irrigation, small tree pruning, and garden coaching.

Are you looking for a more natural approach to garden design? Would you like your garden to reflect and harmonize with this unique part of the world?

If so, you've come to the right place (especially if you're viewing this on a proper sized monitor). I welcome you to sit in front of a large computer screen and wander about the Garden Together site for some inspiration.

'California Cottage' incorporates a palette of drought tolerant plants, mixing compatible annuals, various California natives, succulents, grasses and select perennials. above: beyond the purple spikes of Salvia 'Mystic Spires', California native Bidens laevis brightens a bed of warm colored flowers, Sebastopol. below: this Napa yard unfolds in abundant layers as the seasons progress. (photo credit: Jeff Herwatt)

Nature continues to hand us bold reminders that we are stewards of this planet; that our actions have an impact. What kind of impact we make stems from the sum of our choices. Keep choosing well, and allow me to offer my suggestions.

Dean Ouellette
voice mail: 415-820-1623
cell (voice and non-group text only): 707-968-1460