“Working with Scion Design has been the opening door for me to the possibilities of integrated landscapes. It has redirected my attention to the whole concept view of green living things, the basis for truly understanding why living matter thrives, or does not. I came to Scion Design with years of experience in growing. Despite this dedicated work, I felt that the landscape was not reaching its potential to foster the kinds of interaction necessary for abundance and diversity. Scion Design was able to take my view, my concepts and integrate me into my design. With Quincy’s help in understanding permaculture principles and access to a wide array of suitable techniques, plants, and growers, we’ve been able to break new ground together.
“Quincy’s design work allows me to utilize my skills in the appropriate time and manner to sustain the growing taking place now. This is a long-term investment of my resources, and having long and short term stages in the process have kept me focused, watchful, and engaged as each season reveals a maturing community of green life around me. My questions continue! And Scion Design has been a solid resource in all manner of offshoots in my progress. I recommend Quincy’s work for any person ready to culture it.”
–S., West Virginia
“Two years ago I decided that I needed to do SOMETHING with my yard. I had fought with it, dug gardens by hand, ripped out rocks, and planted flowers. However, I was never happy with my efforts, and realized that though I loved gardening, I did not have the skill of garden design. My mind was full of ideas that I could not put on paper, nor bring to fruition. After asking around, an acquaintance directed me to Scion Design, and after a telephone call and an extensive written questionnaire filled out last year, I met Quincy. It seemed prophetic that her name was similar to quince, a favorite shrub.
“Quincy and I had multiple meetings where we talked about my goals with my yard. I wanted multiple outdoor living spaces that would remind me of several important places in my life. In the front yard I envisioned the hideous slope in the front yard transformed into a terraced rose garden ala the neighborhoods of suburban London, England where my niece lives. One side yard would become an Italian bocce court surrounded by lushly coloured flowers reminiscent of a Tuscan villa. The other side yard would honor my home state of Kentucky and my adopted state of West Virginia—a profusion of native Appalachian plants of including buttonbush, serviceberry, winter red, bee balm, lobelia, hydrangea, and rhododendron. And the enormous back yard would become a tribute to the years I spent living and teaching in Japan. There would be a water garden, a Zen walking path, willow trees, cherry trees, and a raised vegetable and herb garden.
“While none of this has materialized as of yet, I have a beautiful design that combines my many wishes with a realistic design that incorporates a variety of plants to cover four seasons. The design offers me privacy with carefully placed organic fences of shrubs and trees and a plethora of flowering plants that remind me of where I have roamed, as well as where I now call home. Quincy’s process takes time, so be sure to start the planning with her early. I enjoyed the creative exercise of taking whimsical ideas and seeing how Quincy interpreted them on paper. I needed to hear what was possible and not possible due to the environment, weather, and literally “the lay of the land”. Quincy translates your dream yard into a clear plan. If you want to reinvent your outdoor living space, look no farther than Scion Design.” –D., West Virginia