Plant Wise | Reconnect with the beauty of nature.

Welcome to Plan(t) Wise Garden & Landscape Design


Reconnect with the beauty of nature.


Our mission is to inspire passion for nature and create thriving, healthy communities for all species by providing nature lovers, with the knowledge, guidance, and support they need to create a haven for themselves and the wildlife that share our spaces.  Gardens should be beautiful to all species.

From balconies to acreages, our natural garden design and management guidance help you reconnect with the beauty of nature at home.

The Right Choice

Why Choose Plan(t) Wise Garden & Landscape Design?

    • Watering, fertilizing, and pruning have become tedious.


    • You’re a little bored of seeing traditional landscaping.


    • You like seeing butterflies and birds, dragonflies, and maybe even frogs in your space.


    • You have a problem site that’s too dry, too wet, or too shady where nothing seems to like to grow.


    • You want a place for your family and friends to reconnect with nature.


    • You’re interested in helping the environment and improving your community.



“Plant Wise Garden and Landscaping is an excellent choice for your gardening project. Heather is very professional and knows her plants and how to mix and match. She is very attuned to what you want and is able to decipher and understand what you would like even if you cannot put it into words! I am glad that I decided to go with Plant Wise!
“There are people who have gardens and then there people who see nature in all of its honest and lustrous beauty and are able to bring it to life first in their imagination and then into the world. Heather’s imagination is vivid and her earthly creations divine.”
“Heather is an artist who’s media is nature and the living garden. She is an expert in plants and flowers and how to attract the beauty of nature into your own backyard. She can plan your garden to be low maintenance and attract butterflies, birds, and even dragonflies. She has some great programs available, she is dedicated to her clients, very detail-oriented, and educated in her field.”
Lynn R.

“Very knowledgeable” 

Jeff J.

Why Native Plants?

In North America, the landscape is dominated by manicured lawns and gardens focused on “traditional” non-native plants. These landscapes do little to support the environment and beneficial wildlife, and they require high inputs of supplemental water, fertilizers, mulches, time, and money. In this era of technology, digitalization, and virtual recreation, we are also becoming increasingly disconnected from nature. Our designs use almost exclusively indigenous species, helping you improve your immediate environment and reconnecting you with nature.

Native Plant Benefits

Native plants have many benefits. They’re low maintenance because they’ve adapted to our climate and growing conditions. Once established, they require little to no supplemental irrigation, saving water. They usually perform better without additional fertilizer. They’ve developed defenses against many pests and diseases, meaning you can let Mother Nature’s pest control take over and keep toxins out of creeks, rivers, lakes, and watersheds. Pruning isn’t usually required other than a late spring clean-up.  They also provide environmental support and habitat at a time when we are losing much of our remaining natural areas. Wildlife species, including many bees and butterflies, have developed important relationships with native plants and rely on specific plants for survival.

Reap the Benefits

Right plant, right place – proper consideration of a plant’s light, soil type, and moisture requirements is necessary to reap the benefits of a low-maintenance garden. Your new garden design will use plant communities that are selected to thrive in your existing conditions and best match the level of time you wish to spend managing your garden.

Advantages Over Traditional Gardening

All those things mean you save time, effort, and money over a traditional garden. You also get a feeling of contentment, joy, and accomplishment from watching an abundance of pollinators, including butterflies and moths, birds, and other small critters critical to our ecosystems, buzz, flutter, and cavort around your space. What’s not to love about natural gardens?