IMG_0028.JPG This summer a longtime landscaping dream crystallized into reality for me: I was called on to be the landscape designer at a new Saratoga County construction site. The homes are located in a new subdivision in Clifton Park and use a lot of high end, eco-friendly building materials from the Saratoga Springs based Green Conscience Home and Garden store. The builder was interested in sustainable landscaping for the new construction.

IMG_0027.JPG We chose plant species that are indigenous to New York state. Besides being beautiful and colorful through the seasons, native plant landscaping is low maintenance and offers life support for our native wildlife, including butterflies and songbirds.