Since 1973 I have been developing my garden and learning about plants that grow and prosper in clay soils in this area. I attended Harford Community College and George Washington University taking classes about garden plants and landscape design. In 1990 I started offering my services as a landscape designer in Harford County, Maryland and surrounding areas. I was a certified member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) for ten years. After twenty years of walking the hills and valleys of Harford County, I retired from my design and consultation business.
I began working on my Gardenesque website around the year 2000. I wanted to put my plant knowledge in a physical form so this website was made. Originally I had a newsletter as well; now, the published newsletter articles have been incorporated within this site.
With the improvement in websites to make them responsive to the size of the computer, tablet or cell phone used to view them, I changed the website to keep up with the times.
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Content: The content in this web site is for informational purposes only. Check with your state's Cooperative Extension Service or other knowledgeable entity before using the plants and other horticultural products suggested here. We (Carole Novak and "Gardenesque") try to keep the content as accurate as possible, but some information changes quickly and you should check any information with the organization or company involved before using it.
Carole Novak no longer offers Design and Consultation Services, but keeps this web site going as a service to homeowners living in Harford County, Maryland and closeby areas who are looking for plant and garden information for their own gardens.
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Trade Names: The trade names are provided only as suggestions as to the type of products to use for specific purposes. We do not guarantee or warrant the products named. Our mentioning these trade names does not exclude other products useable in the same situation.