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ruthE f

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Weekly scheduled Fine Gardening: watering, weeding & tasks. Re-designing/refreshing towards Naturalistic style & atmosphere.
Portland, Oregon
Active about 1 hour ago
6 years exp.
From 30.00/hour

Reasons to Hire Me

  • Naturalistic design practice. Weekly care and attention.
  • I am reliable, artistic, detail focused and trustworthy.
  • I use hand tools, beneficial amendments, smart watering.

Gardener in Portland, Oregon

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Services available: Fine Gardening : weekly/ biweekly maintenance on your garden beds or borders to keep them looking healthy and natural. Paying attention to the details, responding to plant's needs and being thoughtful about choices is my standard. Refresh/Re-do/Re-imagine: Let's shake things up and make some changes! I'm heavily inspired by the Naturalistic/Rewilding/Carefree/Loose design movement that has been underway in the UK for the last 5 years...let's bring your garden to Life, create ethereal Beauty and be Interesting! Hello! If you would like weekly or bi/weekly services to your garden lets chat about your goals and needs. I am an early riser and get up and going in the morning so I'll be out of the way by the time lunch rolls around. I enjoy working to the sounds of the natural environment so use only hand tools and no loud radios as I go about my work. I love a list and a schedule and value both of our time. If you want to change the atmosphere of your garden, redesign, refresh or re-direct the views, or want to incorporate some artful habitats, private nooks, art pieces or moody vignettes into your beds lets have a chat. ruthE Experience in perennial bed design and dismantling, planning, planting and maintenance, light pruning, dividing perennials and propagating annuals and vegetables. I do not do Property Cleanups.
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kelly w

RuthE f is such an amazing talent in the garden. She is so creative and loves to get her hands dirty! She appreciates the little things and creates beauty wherever she digs.

abby T

Ruth has worked to transform our community garden space into an insect and pollinator's paradise! Her creativity in design, use of natural materials, and general plant knowledge is an inspiration. She is a dedicated gardener, advocate, and collaborator. Ruth has turned under-used spaces in our community garden into beautiful gardenscapes that attract not only pollinators, but community members as well. Her eye for design, color and space is a treat to witness!

Clare G

Ruth is fantastic! Very attentive to detail. It's hard to find a gardener that actually knows how to weed. Seems simple, but I've hired a few that just pull the tops off so they grow back right away. Ruth gets out the roots and leaves the bed looking lovely. She also relocated a pretty big rhododendron for me and it's doing great. She took the time to protect the roots and be gentle with it. Again, I've hired people who had no idea how to successfully move a plant, they just rip them up and plunk them in a hole. Ruth obviously understands plants. And she's a lovely person to boot! I highly recommend her!

Linda F

ruthEfox is a very inspiring and enthusiastic gardener. She spent several days with me this past Spring, suggesting plants to purchase, best places on my little property to plant them, and further their care...left me a very handy list of what we'd put in and some suggestions about some plants we didn't have time to place. She really has an a feel for plants...is extremely careful and respectful of them, and passed those feelings on to me!

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