Welcome to shag's Member Page
I’ve been a professional landscape designer in Montana since 1988. I have a BLA (bachelor’s of landscape architecture) and I’m working on another degree in life. That one I’m finding much more difficult.
I love it here in beautiful Montana, even with our 9-month winters, 2-month summers, brief autumns and inconstant springs.
I’m married to the love of my life; we have 5 kids - all grown and out of the house. Also a cat, some fish and a big 16 year old dog, Sam. I enjoy and learn from the discussions. I go through jags of being quiet. Other times I like to contribute suggestions or sketches for folks who just need a little push (or shove) to get going. I have the most fun tossing ideas around with fellow professionals.
Update as of 4.19.05:
I am removing my online portfolio from this site as a protest about the swarms of people who have lately been coming to the Landscape Design Forum basically asking for free designs rather than paying a professional landscape architect or landscape designer in their own neck of the woods. I feel the Landscape Design Forum has changed for the worse -- and strangely, it coincides with the IVillage takeover of Garden Web. That irritates and annoys me. It seems there is no longer a forum/place for the professionals to discuss issues of relevance to them -- with their peers. I know the "Professionals" exists, but that forum just doesn’t seem to cut it -at least not for me. Maybe it will change. In the meantime, I am going to be a bit less "out there" on Garden Web and go back to being more faithful to my blog. Cheerio, ta-ta, pip-pip and all that rot.
I live in: US
My zone is: z4 MT
My favorite forum 1 is Landscape Design.
My favorite forum 2 is Perennials.
First registered on March 05,2001.