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Summary

As a student of landscape architecture and a long-time fan of botany, I'm passionate about  creating pleasant and livable spaces  for people and animals. By mixing plants, colors and textures, these designed niches can have an amazing effect on us and on our surroundings. Aesthetics and sustainability are two important aspects to a successful design

Work experience

Oct 20152017

Buyer

Sloat Garden Center

As a senior staff member at this high-end nursery, my job consisted of purchasing plant stock from multiple vendors on a weekly basis, as well as receiving, displaying, and caring for the plants. The quantities varied depending on the season, but could reach up to 2,000 individual plants  during a busy spring week.

It was inspiring to be able to support and educate our customers, come up with workable designs ; essentially curating a garden on the spot with the aide of verbal descriptions, aesthetics, and occasionally a few photos of the site in question. I have designed hundreds of container plantings and gardens and have an exceptional ability to visualize myself in the clients space

Jun 2002Present

Owner

Gardens by Lovise

Having both worked in a retail nursery setting, and for Planted Earth, I was able to launch Gardens by Lovise in June of 2002.

My work is based on consultation, landscape design,  and landscape maintenance as well as floral and interior plant design and upkeep. I love sculpting  inspiring spaces with the goal of allowing  my clients to realize their dreams

Rehabilitating 'overly designed' areas and creating healthy habitats for pollinators and other wildlife also features high on my list

Apr 1999Jun 2002

Landscape design assistant

Planted Earth

Together with the owner, I designed, planned, installed and maintained interior and exterior residential landscapes. During this time we worked closely with landscape contractors, architects and interior designers to complete our goals

Sep 1996Mar 1999

Nursery Buyer Assistant

Sloat Garden Center

My job was to assist the nursery buyer in purchasing nursery stock for the store; receiving, displaying and caring for the plants. Creating dynamic 'end cap' displays was one of my favorite tasks and was instrumental in  helping me study for and pass the CCNP test (California Certified Nursery Professional)

Holding a position in the Garden Design Department gave me the opportunity to use and observe those plants in a real setting

Education

Aug 1983Jun 1986

High School

Rønne Statsskole, Bornholm, Denmark

Certifications

Aug 1996present

California Certified Nursery Professional

http://www.cangc.org/

General knowledge, plant identification and landscape design

http://www.cangc.org/

Skills

Landscaping design

Through my years of working both in  the field and in nurseries, I have accumulated an extensive knowledge of plants and how to combine them to create  compelling retreats

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Proficient in digital graphics

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