Garden Elf Michelle

--Established Garden Designz in '99 & Within Our Nature in '18.

I thrive being, observing, and sharing Nature.  I grew up exploring trails, climbing trees, tending to my family garden, mowing, and weeding.
--Bachelor's degree, Landscape Architecture & Horticulture from WA St Univ, '92; Certified horticulturist '93; Certified Kids Yoga Teacher '18

--'89-'99, Employed by landscape companies (Hendrikus.com; D M Ohashi) & several nurseries.

--Originally designed Stipek Park (Bothell) & established several Bothell Parks during years of my non-profit, Friends of Bothell Parks,'95-04. Recently assisted with outdoor education at Friends of North Creek Forest, '17-'18.

--During 25 years, coached soccer, guided students in environmental studies,taught pruning & horticulture practices

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

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

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


A garden is a friend you can visit anytime.

Gardening Compliments