Garden Elf Michelle

Gardening Compliments

Our planters look SOOOO good. THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR US! You truly turn our house into our home. You work magic with nature and we are so blessed to have you working with us! --Fersch, Bellevue

My parents arrived yesterday and the first thing they noticed was their pots.  They just love them.  They appreciate the time you put into them and the planning ahead in anticipation of their arrival. --Eva, Seattle

As usual, you've left our gardens looking very beautiful.  Everyone comments on how well you take care of everything.--Boyer, Bothell

I had so much fun with you. Thank you for all of your help and design work.  We got the stepping stone and the larger rocks you suggested.  We bought new pots on sale and got everything into place. We LOVE it!!!  We get so many compliments.  Thank you again!  You are sooooo talented!  I love knowing you. --Knowling, Woodinville

Garden Elf's Passions

Gardening - Hiking  - Tree Climbing - Resting in garden - Daydreaming

Drawing - Music - Story Telling - Singing - Dancing - Laughing

Eating fresh from the plant

Learning - Growing - Sharing - Connecting w/ people, pets, & Nature

A garden is a friend you can visit anytime.

My garden was beautiful this year. 

I thank you every day for helping 
remake our garden.  I have so enjoyed it this summer. 

--Doleac, Redmond

I thrive being in Nature.  I grew up playing on the farm, tending to the garden, and exploring the forest. My favorite pastime is climbing trees. I especially enjoy eating from the garden.


Bachelor's, Landscape Architecture & Horticulture, WSU, '92.

Certified professional  horticulturist/nursery person, WSNLA, '93, Certified professional pruner, PlantAmnesty, '99

Certified Kids Yoga Teacher, Kidding Around Yoga, 2018

WORK EXPERIENCE: Mowing, weeding, planting, watering, 1975-1989;

Landscaping for companies & nurseries such as D M Ohashi Landscape Services, 1989-1999.


Since 1980, I have played, taught, and cared for children such as coaching soccer, playing/exploring in parks, and teaching kids yoga.

I have taught youth and adult many horticultural practices from pruning, planting, and environmental studies.

Designed Stipek Park (Bothell) in 1992. Created non-profit, Friends of Bothell Parks in 1995 that supported the creation of Stipek, Cedar Grove, and Centennial Park. Volunteered in educational programs with Friends of North Creek Forest, '17-'18.