I have spent 45 years (gasp! am I that old??) making pools and gardens to uplift and renew. My company is Johnsen Landscapes & Pools (www.johnsenlandscapes.com). I speak and teach to others now, sharing what I have learned over these many decades.
If you are interested in booking a talk and book signing contact me in comments section on this blog.
My books include Heaven is a Garden - Desigining Serene Outdoor Spaces for Inspiration and Reflection and a 2017 book, The Spirit of Stone - Stonescaping Ideas for Your Garden.
Here is a 6 minute talk I gave:
My brand new book (out in April 2019) is Gardentopia- Desing Basics for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces. It is a gorgeous book packed with information and ideas that I have used over the years to great effect in landscapes.
Jan Johnsen garden - armillary, walk and stepsI studied landscape architecture at University of Hawaii. I have worked in Kenya, Japan, Hawaii, New Orleans, Vermont and New York.
When I was starting out, I worked under a French gardener who had worked at Versailles. I learned from him the techniques of professional horticulture as practiced in Versailles (all organic). I incorporate them them in all my projects.
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