Carolyn Thayer, landscape designer and owner of Designs in Bloom, will help guide your residential or commercial landscape project from conception to installation. The scale of the design project can range from a small side yard garden design to a full master landscape design. Each design is uniquely created and tailored for your site and your needs extending your living space to the outdoors.
Once the design is created Carolyn can help select a landscape contractor to install the hardscape and vegetation and oversee the project throughout the installation. Designs in Bloom also offers perennial installation.
Do you want your landscape to come to life with
pollinators, birds, and wildlife? Simple...Plant native plants!
Michigan native plants are the key for a healthy landscape and the answer to many design solutions.
Why plant Michigan Native Plants:
They are simply "Beautiful"!
They have a relationship with beneficial insects which creates the "Web of Life".
They attract pollinators; Bees, Butterflies, Moths, Bats, etc.
They provide habitat and create corridors for wildlife.
They are bird feeders that you don't have to fill that keep giving all year long.
They soak up storm water with deep roots to help reduce flooding and filter runoff before entering into the water shed.
They stabilize the shoreline soil, provide food for aquatic and shoreline wildlife, and filter views of structures from the water.
They thrive in local soil types and weather conditions.
They provide year long interest with a variety of shapes, colors, textures, and smell.
They are our heritage... they say this is "Northern Michigan".