"Thank you helping design the landscape for both my front and back gardens. I appreciate how you listened to my wishes and I greatly enjoyed your Design Coaching sessions. Also, thank you for helping to deliver and place the plants. I am extremely happy with how beautiful the back garden looks. I am confident that I will be able to keep it looking just as beautiful in the future since you helped me select low-maintenance plants that will continue to grow lovelier each year. My neighbor was admiring how wonderful the garden looked and asked if we had help with the design. Of course, I recommended you without hesitation! I look forward to planting the front garden in the spring."
“Thank you for the great job, with the landscaping design, for our front entrance area of our home and office. What a difference it has made! You were mindful of our needs with including low-maintenance items and were incredibly communicative along the way. I can see that you definitely have a passion for your business and I really appreciate the way you educated me about the plants, were careful to make sure I was pleased and offered to be of assistance if we have any problems with our new trees, shrubs and plants.
You went above-and-beyond Kirsten. Your customer care is impeccable!”
"Working with Kirsten was a wonderful experience! She took the time to listen to my thoughts on what I wanted to accomplish in my backyard and helped guide me to make it a beautiful reality. Kirsten was very thorough and professional throughout our Design Coaching sessions and through the plant purchasing project. She helped give me the confidence to take the project and implement it and the knowledge and resources to further develop and care for my garden. I believe this project was so successful because she took the time and care to learn about me and my family and our goals for the backyard project. I wholeheartedly recommend Kirsten’s services.”
"Kirsten's Veggie Consultation was an absolute godsend! I have struggled off and on for the past several years to get a good vegetable garden going with very mixed results.
Kirsten was able to come in, survey my site, ask questions that helped me clarify my strengths and weaknesses as well as my goals, and craft a workable plan for me. She is full of terrific tips on when to work on each step, how to simplify your tasks, and important things to remember.
She taught me how to start seedlings indoors and I ended up with such an incredibly successful crop that I gave plants away to my neighbors - artichokes, cauliflower, tomatoes, broccoli!
I was amazed at how easy it was after she identified my trouble spots and provided me with a plan of action. I can't wait to start harvesting my goodies this summer!"
"We recently had the pleasure of doing business with Kirsten at Gardens Alive Design. We started the process because we wanted to add to the landscaping in our yard, but since I grew up in Tucson, Arizona and my husband grew up in Syracuse, New York we had no idea what to plant. We came to Kirsten totally lost. She spent a great deal of time finding our needs (low maintenance) and our wants (something that would look nice). She provided much needed help giving us advice on how to take care of our existing plants. After the initial consultation, Kirsten came back to us with a design, a plan on how to implement it, prices and care sheets. We have been so pleased with the end result. Our yard has never looked better! Kirsten's services are excellent and the value is superb. With her knowledge and designs we would have spent lots of money on plants that most likely would have died within a year and would have had to be replaced. I cannot recommend Kirsten and Gardens Alive Design highly enough! Thank you, Kirsten!"
"Over the years I've had a variety of arborists, designers and landscapers in my garden.
Kirsten is the first to really listen to my need for a low maintenance garden. The suggestions she made for plants and design were right on target. She helped me see my garden through a fresh pair of expert eyes. I especially appreciated her flexiblity in giving me just the help I needed by tailoring her services allowing me to participate in a way that worked well for me.
It was so much fun to work with Kirsten. I'm happy to recommend her!"
"From seeds of kindness, thankfulness grows and so does my beautiful new garden!! Thank you so much for all your thoughful planning, help and encouragement throughout the past year and for spending the time to capture who I am and made it flow out onto my garden! I feel empowered! Kirsten ~ you are the best!
Many thanks for your thoughtfulness."
Kirsten is a consummate professional who clearly understands landscaping. She was honest and open during our introductory meeting. We look forward to working with her to create an inviting and beautiful native garden.
"Kirsten very effectively listened and understood my needs for the garden. She helped me formulate the challenge and then provided some excellent resources and creative solutions. She has a great knowledge and memory for plants, and I really enjoyed listening to her talk through some ideas. I felt in good hands with her, she is fun and easy to work with, and I totally recommend her to others."