One Time Consultation

Late summer Monarch preparing for the long journey south for winter

Late summer Monarch preparing for the long journey south for winter


We offer this service for folks who don't want or need to commit to a longer service time.  For one time consultations we typically spend a minimum of 2 hours, maximum of 4 hours, with a client to cover the desired information.  We offer this for most types of gardens; annual flowers and vegetables, medicinal and culinary herbs, edible landscapes, mixed perennials, and home orchards.  You can combine any of the services listed below for the one time  consultation.

Types of Services Available 


Plant ID- Popular with new homeowners for mapping their existing landscape. We walk through the landscape and identify the species of shrubs, trees, perennials and weeds and can map them out as we go.  While it can be hard to pin down particular varieties of some species we can help identify species and genus for the homeowner.  We recommend bringing a camera to record for your records!

Pollinator Habitats- We specialize in pollinator habitats!  A one time consult is a great way to get expert advice on how to start turning your landscape into a haven for many kinds of native pollinators.  No matter how small, there are ways to attract and sustain pollinators.  We can help with a list of pollinator friendly flowers, easy ways to create habitat, and gardening methods to help keep them in the landscape.

Orchard Troubleshooting- Pruning advice and instruction, basic orchard care for most cold hardy fruit trees, and help identifying potential diseases and pest problems.

Simple Design Advice- Great for home owners with existing landscaping or gardens but looking for a change or addition.  We can help with advice on moving plants to more advantageous locations or general layout suggestions based on client needs.

Site Specific Plant Recommendations- Great for when when you know how you want to change a garden but overwhelmed by the thousands of plant options.  We can help by quickly narrowing down a list of plants that will be successful in each area based on soil type, sun/wind exposure, and level of maintenance desired

Plant installation Advice-  Looking to plant some new berries, fruit trees or peonies but not sure how to do it properly?  We can talk you through the process, ideal spacing and soil preparation, and even leave you with sketches to reference as you plant later.

Native Plant Recommendations- We have worked with many types of native perennials over the years and can recommend successful species for every garden niche, and also haw to care for some that enjoy extra attention.

Resource Guides- Recommended books and sources for knowledge, live plants, and materials.  Giving you the tools to DIY

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