I grew up in Salt Lake City and ALL my early memories are in the garden either picking flowers or planting every seed I could find. I studied Plant Science at Utah State University then managed an organic farm. I love greenhouses, landscapes, and gardens equally and I’m excited to be here in the PNW with a longer growing season and so many cute new plants!
I started Gardening GaGa! in 2007. I find enormous satisfaction in creating beautiful spaces for my clients to enjoy four seasons of the year. My Fine Arts degree from the University of Oregon informs my work as a garden designer. When I paint, it’s all about texture, motion, and color. Stark, bold statements also appeal to me. It’s no surprise that these are also the things I love about gardening. I paint living pictures. In addition, I am a certified organic gardener through Seattle Tilth.
Nemesio is a shy and reserved man so it is hard to understand what he can do — until you see him work! He joined us after a 12 year run with another landscaping company where he ran the crews and oversaw the day to day jobs. He loves to prune, plant containers and make paths and patios. A fun fact is that in his old life he was a cook! Nemesio is a man of many talents. We get lots of feedback from clients about his hard work so we feel especially lucky to have him on our team.
I've lived in the Pacific Northwest my entire life and I studied at South Seattle College through the Horticulture and Landscape Design courses. I believe horticulture is art and I love beautifying urban spaces to help people connect with nature. Don't ask me what my favorite plant is, because they all are!
We think Juan was born with magical gardening talent. He has an ability to make everything look perfect! He has worked in fruit orchards, harvested asparagus and worked on many, many farms. For the last 10 years he has worked as a residential gardener. We are so fortunate to have him on our team. He is a hard worker and a gardening wonder.