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Donna P

I love plants, indoor and out, and BOTH my thumbs are green.
San Diego, California
Active 2 days ago
38 years exp.
From 45.00/hour

Reasons to Hire Me

  • My love for plants is second to my joy in making them thrive

Gardener in San Diego, California

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I want to work for people that are seeking a personal gardening service. Not cutting lawns but nurturing plants and making their gardens a haven, a place of joy, beauty and repose. I will provide specialized care for plants and trees-indoor and out. I will come to your home and do an assessment-free of charge-and let you know what I can do to improve or enhance your garden(s). I can also help w/ general care and maintenance of house plants and vegetable gardens, as well. I have 38 years of plant and gardening experience. ***I have added an indoor plant boarding, sitting, care and maintenance service to my list of plant care services. Maybe you're relocating, taking an extended trip, redecorating or having home repairs done. Go away with confidence and peace of mind in the knowledge that @theplantparloursd will care for your beloved plants. The Plant Parlour SD is a plant boarding, sitting, care and maintenance service. Fear no more that you will return to sad, or worse, dead plants. Leave them in the hands of plant care professionals with 40 combined years of experience. We can can be contacted at- ...********** or on Instagram @theplantparloursd
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Melissa Y

We found Donna on MeetAGardener.com when we were looking for someone to take care of our plants and fruit trees. We wanted someone who would really care about our plants and make them look beautiful and healthy. A lot of gardeners just want to get in and out quickly with doing minimal effort. Donna puts so much care and love into gardening and it is so apparent in the work that she does. She has a great knowledge of plants and if she doesn’t know something she is very eager to research and learn so she can look after your garden the best she can. She gave us clear suggestions on the things we should do now and seasonally in the future for each plant, and options to be as hands on or off in our garden as we would like. She looks after our garden as is if it is her own. We are so happy we found someone to care for our plants, and will definitely recommend Donna to anyone in the future.

David F

It's a true pleasure for me to highly recommend Donna P as a personal gardener. Donna has been lovingly caring for my property and it's many plants, trees and shrubs for over 15 years now and I could not be more pleased with how my garden looks. I've lost count on how many neighbors, friends and total strangers who walk by my house and comment on how lovely and lush everything looks. All credit goes to Donna P and her amazing gardening talent. She is absolutely gifted with her ability to take a sad plant that most people would toss aside and bring it back to glorious life. Donna is also affectionately know as the "Orchid Whisperer" for her incredible talent of bringing "dead" orchards back to bloom beautifully and consistently. I could not be more pleased with Donna P and the excellent job she has done with my garden and I highly recommend her services for all your garden needs. 5 Stars *****

Francesca K

Donna is a gem, not only for her knowledge and gardening acumen, but as a professional and ethical individual. She always goes the extra mile- a seeming whirlwind of energy deftly combining the art of gardening with the science. I recommend her without reservation.

Barbara P

I have a fairly large yard, with a large slope finishing off the back yard. There is also a terraced hill as part of the front yard. This yard needs lots of various plants, shrubs, trees, etc. I have a 'mow and blow' service, which is excellent and reliable for that. However, they do not really know plants. I had been looking for someone who really knew plants to take over the feeding, trimming, checking for disease, and overall health and well-being of these plants, and adding more as needed. I have tried several 'landscape' and garden 'experts' and have never been happy with any of them. But, Donna P is the person I found midway through the summer. She knows plants, and she knows how to trim, prune, cut back as needed. She also has sprayed, fed and added plants as needed. My yard is beginning to thrive with her care. I highly recommend her to 'take over' the care your plants' needs. I am a person who loves a beautiful garden, but I am not particularly interested in gardening myself. Donna is; she is happy just being out and helping them to become beautiful and thriving. I can't imagine a better person to help you make your garden the best that it can be.

Karen B

“This woman is a miracle worker❣️Just 3 months ago I was saying farewell and grieving my beloved hibiscus plants after fighting pestilence all year. Thanks to months of her persistence and wisdom, they came back in full health, and I even ventured to have her plant new ones for me on the other side of the house!” #greentherapysd #lovemyhibiscus #nevergiveup #abeautiful sight

Sandra R

Donna is a resourceful, knowledgeable and hardworking gardener. She has been very helpful to me in trimming, cleaning up, re-potting and spraying for fungus hundreds of my bromeliad plants. Donna is an energetic, physically strong and self motivated horticulturist who is happy to work tirelessly on a project until it is finished. I highly recommend Donna for your horticultural projects.

Jose R

Donna and her business partner Bailey set a high bar for: Kindness, Integrity, Reliability, Communicative, Hard Working, Knowledgeable. Aside from Donna's great gardening knowledge, I mention the other traits that Donna's business manifests because it is so important to my family's very busy schedule to be able to communicate and count on her quality work. Donna has provided our gardening care since Fall of 2021 when we engaged her services to plant bulbs -- about 1,500 total -- in the front yard, courtyard, backyard, and hillside. It was a large project and we've been using her services since then dependably. Donna's expertise should not be confused with the more generic landscape maintenance tasks of tree/shrub pruning, mowing & edge trimming, debris clean-up (blow & Go) that most San Diegans use for their weekly yard clean up. Donna enjoys getting her hands in the soil and takes a holistic approach to creating and maintaining flower beds, gardens, planters and hard-core plant care. From soil amendment, weeding, initial transplantation, aphid infestation and disease prevention, fertilizing, thinning old foliage at end-of-season, flower deadheading, relocating & repotting plants, etc., Donna always delivers high quality work enthusiastically, and can be trusted to do the job completely and competently. She has the energy of a "20-mule team" when it comes to her passion for plants. Foul weather does not usually deter her either. She works steadily throughout her scheduled time, taking almost no breaks. And she is one of the most caring, nicest individuals we know, both with reasonable people and plants. Her bubbly partner, Bailey, is another delight to have working in our yard. These two women should have their own reality TV show, if only they had the time. I encourage you to speak with her about your next project to see how she can help you. We attest that Donna has directly contributed to making our beautiful and serene outdoor living space a reality that we continuously enjoy between her regular visits. It is more like a botanical garden than the typical Tierrasanta sub-tropical property, and we love it, thanks to Donna & Bailey.

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