A neighbor has launched a new business that puts her green thumb to work. Adriana Delgado, who is also a Murch parent, specializes in designing vegetable and ornamental gardens that are pleasant for humans and attract wildlife that will entertain you through the seasons. We asked Delgado to introduce herself and her company:
The process is simple. After the first contact, AlmaVerde visits you at your home to exchange ideas about your garden interests, takes measurements and identifies the main elements of your space to select the best communities of plants for your site. With all this information, a design will be prepared with options for materials and plants. The final version will accommodate your desires, time and budget. AlmaVerde can help you in the implementation and future maintenance of your garden, too.
AlmaVerde’s goals are helping residents in creating attractive spaces for themselves, and also for birds, butterflies and other pollinators. Sharing the land with its natural inhabitants can add a new dimension to the pleasure of gardening. All of us can play a role in keeping nature healthier, and it can be done with less work than we expect. Native plants are, in general, low maintenance because they are adapted to the environment, water resources, and insects of this region. AlmaVerde is looking forward to make our gardens beautiful and healthy places where we can grow our food, enjoy the pleasure of watching and listening birds and butterflies, play and relax safely.
AlmaVerde (at almaverdegardening.com and 202-641-7014) is owned by Adriana Delgado. She has a bachelors degree in Agronomy and a masters in Environment and Natural Resources Management. She is a Volunteer Master Gardener and Master Naturalist. She volunteers in schools and native plant gardens. Now, with AlmaVerde, Adriana is delighted to serve her neighbors in the Forest Hills community.