Recent Blog Posts:
• Spring Garden Cleanup
• Edging, Mulching
• Perennial and Shrub Selection
• Shrub Pruning
• Fertilizing, Soil Test, Soil Prep
• Vegetable Gardening
• Ongoing Garden Maintenance
• Spring Bulb Selection and Planting
• Perennial and Shrub Planting
• Expand Existing Gardens
• Prep for New Spring Gardens
• Garden Prep for Winter
• Testing and Enriching Soil
• Shrub and Small Tree Pruning
• Designing and Planning Gardens
In The Garden Design, Care
PO Box 631
Flourtown, PA 19031
• Garden Designer • Garden Coach •
Charlotte Kidd, M. Ed., is a professional gardener, garden coach, garden designer and writer in Southeastern Pennsylvania. She does horticultural programs for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the Philadelphia International Flower Show and Longwood Gardens. She is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and the Garden Writers Association.
Charlotte studied horticulture and garden design at Temple University Ambler's Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture and at Longwood Gardens' Horticulture Certificate Program.
Her background includes newspaper reporting; medical editing; co-founding The Domestic Violence Crisis Center in Monroe County, PA; administrating the Monroe County Judicare Legal Aid Society; substitute teaching for Intermediate Unit 20; and being the worst waitress in the Poconos.
In The Garden Design, Care & Workshops
We offer environmentally harmonious design, installation, maintenance, and garden coaching services in southeastern Pennsylvania, especially Philadelphia, the suburbs and the surrounding counties. Our speciality – customized, mixed ornamental and vegetable gardens on small and mid-size residential properties. We especially enjoy collaborating with property owners to create gardens using their ideas and favorite plants. We’re experimenting with low-maintenance, ecological lawns and urban native plant meadows.
Owner Charlotte Kidd also enjoys garden coaching – working hand-in-hand with clients in their gardens. She teaches garden maintenance skills – pruning, planting, deadheading, soil preparation, tool choice and care, container gardening, bulb selection and planting. She helps customers organize and prioritize projects with Right Plant, Right Place in mind. That is, being successful by considering plant habitats and seasonal conditions.