Bringing Nature into a Landscape Plan


"It was a pleasure to work with Diane over a two year span which transformed our yard from one of mostly grass to one that has interest, pathways, and function.  She thoughtfully developed a detailed plan that fit our needs -- less grass, less water, and more usability.  Diane's knowledge of plants and shrubs showed in the carefully crafted landscape plan she created for us.  We truly enjoy our backyard these days!" 

Pam & Doug Johnson, Stillwater, Minnesota



"We have worked with Diane on two homes to date.  We wanted native landscaping that was also beautiful.  Diane was the perfect choice.  Her knowledge of native plants and eye for color and design are unparalleled.  She worked closely with us and with our architects to design a site-specific landscape that complements our home beautifully.  It gives us great pleasure.  It is particularly enjoyable to watch it change from season to season".

Dorothy Whelan and Jeff Schwartz, Edina, Minnesota 



"We had the good fortune of working with Diane Hilscher, who we found to be very knowledgeable and resourceful in helping us achieve our landscape vision. Diane listened to our input and we felt like we were an integral part of the planning and building process.

We had the unique experience of working hands-on, helping to build the deck, front walk and creating our water feature, which includes ponds with a connecting stream and waterfalls. 

Now, we enjoy relaxing on our deck, listening and watching as the water cascades over the falls and continues on downstream to the pond."

Jim and Sharon Holman, Stillwater, Minnesota



"We worked with Diane over a number of years to gradually transform our back yard from a space that had a yard from a space that had a rarely used deck and concrete slabs with overgrown plants – to one with a welcoming circular paver patio surrounded by charming garden beds and woodland paths.

Diane also guided the selection of shrubs, native plants and perennials, combining them in a design that has provided seasonal beauty, texture and interest each year.

In a later phase, she has designed the front entry area and side yard also.
Her expertise truly added value to our property and pleases our eye as well as those of our neighbors and friends. Our back yard has become a restful sanctuary we love to spend time in, along with the birds and wildlife it attracts."

Jane and Jim Scullin, Shorewood, Minnesota