Gwendolyn Johnson Design
Landscape Design for Your Home

Designing Outdoor Spaces that enrich your life & feed your soul.
Gwendolyn Johnson Design, LLC
Remodeling and Home Design
Raingarden, Wayne PA

Happy Earth Day!

Easy Ways to Help Mother Earth

It's so easy to do little things in your daily life to help the overall health of our environment. Here are a few you can start doing today!

Reduce plastic food bag waste — By reusing each plastic bag twice you reduce the amount plastic bags you throw out in half!
One step furtherbuy reusable non-plastic wraps and food bags

Plant native plants — They are adapted to our environmental conditions and supporting our wildlife, and Mother Nature does the watering for you!
One step further: Read Bringing Home Nature by Douglas Tallamy to learn about which plants are most beneficial for our native wildlife

Wash laundry in cold water — 90% of energy used by your washing machine goes to warming the water.
One step further: Switch to laundry detergents formulated to work best with cold water

Plant trees — Trees really help with stormwater management, as well as improving our air quality, and, if positioned correctly, can reduce your household's energy bills!
One step further: Use to find out how much your trees help the environment 

Eat less meat and dairy — Livestock flatulence accounts for 26% of the U.S.'s methane emissions, which adds to climate change.
One step further: Grow your own veggies organically — healthy produce and less negative environmental impact 

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Dream big!!!

If you don't love your outdoor spaces, start dreaming! If you have an extensive wish list, or have no ideas what to do, I will work with you to create a customized Master Plan for your outdoor spaces that you will love for years to come.

To see some examples of my designs, please visit my website: Or feel free to call me at 610-896-8444, or email me at


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Plant Sales in May!

May is when Plant Sales are in full force! Here are a few local resources — some support great local organizations while offering you a variety of plants you may not find in a regular nursery. 

Brandywine Conservancy
Annual Wildflower, Native Plant & Seed Sale
at the Brandywine River Museum
Sat. May 11 & Sun. May 12, 9:30 - 5:00

Swarthmore Arboretum
Spring Plant Sale
Unusual tropicals, annuals, shrubs, and spring ephemerals
Sat., May 11, 12 noon- 3:00 for the Public (Members 10:00-12 noon)

Morris Arboretum
Annual Plant Sale
Sat., May 11, 10 noon- 3:00 for the Public (Members Fri. 5/10, 10:00-7:00)

Collins Nursery
Spring Open Houses
Sat. May 11 & Sat. May 18, 11:00-3:00

Bowman Hill Wildflower Preserve
Native Plant Nursery
Open April 14 until Oct. 31



  Best of Houzz 2017 Best of Houzz 2015
 LOVE Award

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The Year of FUN!

Having declared 2019 The Year of Fun, in March I have continued my monthly goal to try a new restaurant every month! Bill and I have enjoyed the food at Bam Bam Seoul Kitchen, Korean food in Ardmore (love their bibimbap!), Rudee's Thai, a new Thai restaurant in Wynnewood (love their Diane's Dish — roasted duck!), and are looking forward to LaCabra Brewery opening in Bryn Mawr. We're always open to fun restaurant experiences, so please send any recommendations my way!

Keep an eye on this space for Next Month's Report on The Year of FUN!

2531 Belmont Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003

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