When I started my journey into the landscape design world I had no idea all the paths it would take me down. Landscape maintenance is where it all began, I was living in Edmonton and enjoyed working with plants taking clients yards to their full potential. After a year of doing this I decided to enroll in NAIT’s Landscape Architectural Technologist program. This program was perfect and taught me about design and balance in landscapes. To increase my knowledge I worked at plant nurseries and also worked for the Government of Alberta’s landscape department. My passion for hands on work was never lost and was always a strong draw than an office job.
When I graduate from NAIT I got the amazing opportunity to go and work with CTQ Consultants in Kelowna, BC. This job was such an amazing opportunity for me I was able to work on some amazing designs in some of the most spectacular growing conditions available.
It was the dream job with office and on site consultations. It was a sad day when we left Kelowna but opportunities for my partner and myself were to great out in Saskatchewan so we took a chance and moved back to my home province.
In Saskatchewan I worked for Stantec for just over a year, when I made the tough decision to leave my office job and pursue career opportunities working at a greenhouse. Going back to hands on work. Going on 4 years now working in the greenhouse industry I can say I am doing what I am passionate about while still expanding my knowledge every day.
My purpose for this blog is to share answers to common problems found in the landscape, providing a focus on the growing conditions on the Canadian prairies. Welcome and I hope you enjoy.