"One thing that I have learned during my 7 years as an APLD member is that there are so many hidden talents in our group. A few members are mounting a show..." Read more here.
"At the moment, the view from my office window includes the blooms from my Jelena witchhazel, new growth on my neighbor's Otto Luyken laurel hedge..." Read more here.
"Travel is an intensely personal experience. When I travel, I quickly see that different cultures tend to solve problems in different ways, and many appreciate..." Read more here.
"Recently a client asked me a great question: 'Where do you look for inspiration?' I've never had that question from a client, but seeing as she's an architect..." Read more here.
"This year's APLD conference was my seventh since 2006, and my fourth in four years. I've been to some fantastic places: Pasadena, Portland, San Francisco..." Read more here.
"I have discovered a spirit of sustainability that is deeply imbedded in the culture of the PNW. Generations are now all onboard--sharing principles..." Read more here.
"What’s the difference between a good photo and one that stops you in your tracks? At our May event David Perry schooled us with a dense and delightful..." Read more here.
" I remember an engaging conversation the first time I met Cass. Anyone who met Cass, even for a very brief time, was somehow impacted by her..." Read more here.
"As designers, we can create brilliant designs, but until they are built they are only pretty pictures. A team of crafts(wo)men to take our paper concepts..." Read more here.
"How do I develop a clientele? What type of insurance do I need? Where is the best place to buy plants, pots, stone, etc.? Designers new to our profession..." Read more here.
"Winter is a wonderful time to plan a "Garden Tour Road Trip" for the upcoming summer. I did this last winter with five friends who are fellow designers..." Read more here.
"As a design build contractor we are often asked to provide competitive bids on a designer's project. While my staff and I understand that most designers..." Read more here.
"The stormwater code is designed to protect people, property, and the environment by controlling how rainwater runs off streets, buildings, and parking lots..." Read more here.
"Why do I choose to add additional responsibilities by volunteering for APLDWA? I get much more out of volunteering than the time I spend..." Read more here.
"There are a myriad of advantages to belonging to APLD: certification, advocacy, lobbying, and increasing the professional standing of our trade..." Read more here.
"The membership changes reflect the need for our industry to grow and adapt to a continually evolving working environment..." Read more here.
"In the midst of a summer boasting record-breaking heat and no measureable rainfall, I had the good fortune to participate in the recent..." Read more here.
"APLD dedicates time and energy to advocating for our profession. Why do we do this? The right to practice landscape design..." Read more here.
"APLD WA design team and member volunteers strike gold and win Founder’s Cup at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show with their display..." Read more here.
"The Washington Chapter of APLD is one of the three largest chapters in the nation, the other two being California and New England...." Read more here.
"It has been twelve months of APLD events, meetings, e-mails, legislative and advocacy watchdogging, another flower and garden show, another conference..." Read more here.
"Whatever your reason may be for joining APLD we believe you'll find it to be a worthwhile professional community that offers tools and resources that strongly support..." Read more here.
"Volunteering is not a one-way street; the benefits to oneself are real, substantial, and rewarding. APLDWA is a thriving, well-peopled, successful organization..." Read more here.
"The Emerging Professionals Program (EPP) connects new designers with seasoned mentors in small groups that met periodically throughout the year and discussed issues..." Read more here.