There’s no such thing as a no maintenance garden but careful choice
of plants, proper planting techniques, a design personalized to your needs and attention
to practicalities like utility/storage & watering systems will make your garden
a joy to be in, will lighten your stress load and give you an expanded living space.
Designer Jocelyn Weatherbe started planning and planting gardens for her friends
over 20 years ago and word of mouth has kept her busy ever since. Over the years
Jocelyn has successfully designed and created dozens of urban gardens. After years
working in the retail sector, primarily in home furnishings and décor, selling everything
from bean bags and waterbeds to high-end leather furniture from Costa Rica, she
then spent 10 years working with well-known interior designers,
surrounded by great design and style. This experience gave Jocelyn exposure to and
an appreciation for shape, form and colour along with an understanding of good traffic
flow and space utilization, all of which bring added value to her small urban garden
design and landscaping projects.
Jocelyn helped set up and then managed the garden department in a Canadian home
and garden store for its first 2 ½ years of operation. Her responsibilities included
designing display gardens for both the Metro and National Home shows along with
giving “how-to” presentations on a variety of gardening and design subjects at the
shows and in-store. She then worked for several years with smaller, independent garden centres, increasing her knowledge of plant material, design and landscaping, and now continues to design, plant and maintain the gardens of her clients under the banner Greenfingers. Jocelyn has often heard people refer to her as self-taught.
“Not so,” she says. “I’ve been taught by hundreds of people.”
OUR DESIGN APPROACH
Our specialty is urban gardens, creating, updating, refreshing,
and making more useful for our changing lifestyles.
We emphasize working with what
Mother Nature has provided. By studying the soil, water and light
to your garden we ensure that the plants we choose will not only survive but thrive.
Our aim is make all your garden areas relaxing, easy to maintain and move through
and suitable for their intended purposes.
We want to maximize your existing space
and truly personalize it for you. Designing your garden is a collaborative process
that allows us to translate your desires into reality, find creative solutions to
provide your ideal outdoor living space.
We like to specify drought tolerant,
resistant, easy care and native perennials, annuals, shrubs and trees - plantings
that will attract birds and butterflies – then we add water to reduce the noises
of the city and provide soothing sounds.
We have prepared a brief questionnaire
that will help both of us design the best garden we can for you, one that is truly
During the design and garden creation process Jocelyn picks all the plant material
specifically for your garden conditions and desires and supervises the addition
of soil amendments and all planting.
If hardscaping and other specialty construction
is required we bring in the experts. We have developed relationships over the years
with the experienced craftsman, artists and contractors needed to complete a superior
This gives you the best of both worlds – the creativity and personal
attention from a small business plus a wide array of experts for more extensive