Mary Jane Pearson Baker is owner and designer at Spring Branch Landscapes. After receiving a degree in Landscape Gardening from Sandhills Community College she interned at the North Carolina Botanical Garden and took further design courses at NC State University. She has been designing and installing gardens since 1986. "I love what I do, the whole process: meeting a new client, seeing the potential in a site, helping a client create a vision of what is possible, and then making that vision a reality. One of the things that I find most satisfying about gardening is that you can not learn everything you need from a book. You just must start gardening, make mistakes, have successes, and then garden some more."
A good garden means plants that thrive. We think the best possible way to do that is extraordinary attention to preparing the site. Our secret sauce is not really so secret: Brooks Contractors Compost (really there is no substitute), Espoma products including Greensand and Rock phosphate. Then plenty of liquid kelp (Maxicrop powdered kelp) for a healthy start to all our plants.