Garden consultations with Lynne Schwartz-Barker last one or two hours and include walks through the site with the client, answering questions, discussing plant care, suggesting new places for existing plants and appropriate new plants for problem spots. Lynne or Jerry Barker can also teach gardening techniques, such as pruning.
Garden design is a more complex and interactive process. Lynne has a brief meeting with the client to determine the scope of the project, then sends an estimate for design work to the client.
The second meeting is held at the site, so the client and Lynne can design the garden together, walking through it, discussing each area, deciding what will be kept and reused, and selecting new favorites from Lynne’s plant books.
After the meeting, a plant inventory is taken and Lynne measures and photographs the garden. In her office, she transforms the data into a rough scale drawing of the new garden.
The third and final meeting with the client is to review the rough scale drawing and make any needed changes. Once finalized, Lynne prepares a final drawing and sends the client a copy.
Clients own the drawings, once they’re paid for, so they can do the work themselves or hire a professional. Flowerscape can estimate doing the work. There is no charge for the estimate.