The following slideshows illustrate projects I have designed, and an assortment of the native plants I frequently use in my work.

Designed Landscapes

I hope these photos of my work will give you a good idea about my particular style and approach to creating comfortable home landscapes. Here you can see that I favor using Goshen Stone native to my region and/or other locally-harvested stone, and that my style tends to be relaxed and informal, but that even formal designs can be made inviting and livable. You can also see an assortment of native plants "in action" here in my designs.

Favorite Native Plants

Please enjoy here a small sample of the hundreds of beautiful plants native to western New England, where most of my projects are located. In every project, my goal is to have at least 80-90% of the plants be regionally-native, and to avoid using ornamental varieties whose flowers, foliage or fruit do not contribute to local bio-diversity.

Some Sample Plans

Below is a collection of plans and drawings I have created for my projects. Where noted, two or more plans show different aspects of the same project. All of these images together give you a good representation of my design style and the hand-drawing I do for all projects. Please take a look at the "Designed Landscapes" portfolio to see some of my built landscapes. They, too, started out as drawings like these.

Energy-Wise Landscape Design belongs in the hands of every existing and prospective home-owner, every developer, and every town committee which steers newcomers in the purchasing process of land for a new home. Reed's ideas range from the all- encompassing to the smallest detail. Her solutions are smart, accessible, and achievable.”