- After asking for the 'sending your contact' permission, from some of the people I know who also have small businesses as trained gardener, I received the information that one of the people I would most highly recommend is also moving on, other is not taking on new work and not doing maintenance any more and another didn't answer me. The other people I know don't do our kind of work and do hardscape mostly -
Our helper Corky may be available for some kinds of work (mulching, clean up) but has also taken a management position at a local crepe shop while he and his girlfriend decide which city they will be moving to as she pursues her Masters degree...so he will be leaving soon too.
Plant Amnesty referral Service does still exist but I have not had personal relationships with them for a long time now, as well as possible changes to the service I don't know about with the passing of the Founder Cass Turnbull.
I'm afraid its just the end of an Era for my peer group of local gardeners! ....and the younger set I'm not sure how to find.... We never advertised and word of mouth was always how one thing led to another - But local garden designers are a good place to ask as is how we met many people too. (for those of you who also know her, Lisa Pfeiffer is in the same boat I am for local smaller garden people like we were, but may be able to recommend bigger companies)
Also the local nurseries like Sky, Swansons, Molbaks and Wells Medina may have referrals for gardeners.
Our Deepest thanks for the last 17 years!!
I do wish every person and garden we have had the honor and pleasure to work in my most heart felt thanks as I leave my 25 years of working in the gorgeous gardens of the PNW and the Emerald City.
I came here in 1989 as a 21 year old from Ohio, done with college and looking for a new world - and I found a city on the verge of a life style I couldn't possibly have imagined, a life that was honest and healthy and good and some of the best people in the world.