In one way or another, plants and landscapes have been a compelling part of my life for as long as I can remember. In my formative years, I found great delight mucking about in local creeks and exploring agrarian-edge woodlands that I imagined as primeval forests. I vividly remember the fields of grasses—head high, with their breathtaking amber glow of autumn obscuring my view. It felt adventurous, like blazing a trail into the unknown. The days helping in my mother’s nursery and gardens were equally satisfying. There was magic in seeing ribbons of flowers emerging from billowy prairie grasses, and stumbling upon the imperfect perfection of gnarly tree forms. To this day, I am still enamored with the journey.
What People Are Saying...
Don Pell planned and installed a very substantial garden for our home. Don’s approach to our project was very impressive in that he was planning for a long term goal and had the insight to plan for how the plantings would look several years from now. This was very different from others we spoke with who looked for instant results with no thought for maintenance or the future replacement or removal of plantings that couldn’t thrive in the future. I would describe Don’s style as very natural or “new american.”His plan for our landscape included woodland gardens, meadows and formal gardens around the house. It has been several years (5) since the gardens were installed. Every year I see what his insight has done to increase the value of our property and enriched our lives. We truly enjoy living here more and more every year because of our gardens. I am a professional craftsman and recognize easily the quality and thoughtfulness in others work. Don is very professional and I highly recommend him for your project.
Don Pell provides best in class garden design coupled with extensive knowledge of native plants. Through the integration of smart design and strong execution he and his team consistently deliver exceptional results. Our redesigned garden including installing a patio moving existing plants and installing new plantings. His masons and gardeners are incredible to work with and he stand behind his work 100%. Our first project with Don was over 5 years ago and each year we do a little more so that our garden has evolved from a tangled mess to a haven that is truly and extension of our living space
Donald Pell designed my court yard with paths and circles of flagstone and fountains.the planting s are beautiful. People always asked what the plants are because they are not commonly used plants. We also had him do three other gardens for us. All with plants and trees I have never seen before.
His employees do a wonderful job. They clean up everything and take it with them. They are very knowledgeable of the environment and the perfect plant for the location.
We are very pleased with his work and highly recommend him.