About Me

I am a landscape designer

working with residential and commercial clients to create functional, beautiful and sustainable spaces. Since my childhood, I have always loved to be outside playing in the dirt! Looking back, I was deeply influenced by my parents’ love of gardening as well as their spirited work ethic. Settling into a new home in Harrisburg meant I could finally start a garden of my own. 25 years later that garden is still a work in progress, exactly as I intended.

Experience & Skills

25 years - gardening with extensive horticultural knowledge includes:
15 years -
Landscape design, thorough knowledge of artistic design principles and drafting
  7 years -
Retail garden center sales, landscape design & management
  5 years -
Volunteer work for local civic garden associations
10 years -
Business management, employee, team and organizational development in a global corporate setting

MY TAKE ON DESIGN

For me, gardening is truly a labor of love

and my design work reflects my passion for creating beautiful, functional and sustainable spaces for my clients. I truly listen to my clients’ desires and dreams and help them craft those ideas into reality. I provide imaginative and creative solutions and create new possibilities. I believe that function and beauty should coexist. I design with plants that provide multiple seasons of interest throughout the year, all the while being sensitive to the environment. I strongly believe that as a landscape designer, I have a responsibility to my clients, my profession and the surrounding community to educate myself and others on relevant issues. I want to establish long lasting relationships with my clients, therefore customer service and client satisfaction are of the utmost importance.

testimonials

Karmen Rumachik, RE/MAX Realty Associates:

"Ruth is the consummate landscape designer. First and foremost, she listens to what is important to you and makes recommendations based on what your interests/likes are. Secondly, she keeps you informed on the status of your project. She was like a general contractor for our project. And finally, her results are second to none! They look great now and will look awesome 5, 10 and 20 years from now, because she considers short term as well as long term results!"

Year first hired: 2012
Top Qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative

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