Work in Progress

This is week two of ‘going back to work’. I’ve kept my landscape design practice going at a low simmer while taking care of my little one for the past two years. Working during nap times and after bedtimes and during the whole four hours a week I had a sitter has been challenging at times but now I have this sweet little business to attend to and evolve. My toddler has his beloved papa to spend more time with and I’m getting used to not having him by my side every moment.

So..how is it going do far? It’s been an exciting week! Three projects I designed were being installed last week. (See photos below!) It is really exciting to see them come to life. It feels fantastic to be focused (I’m designing homestead and habitat gardens) and I am learning so much every day.

One of the neat things I’ve been involved in lately is the professional development series associated with the backyard habitat certification program. A group of landscapers ( designers, installers and maintenance folks) are on their landscaper directory and a nice community is developing. I’ve been very interested in understanding how Willamette Valley natives can be used effectively in urban areas and I’ve been able to make some great connections to learn about meadowscaping. Stay tuned for an update on my pollinator meadow test plot!

Thanks for all the love and support as we start this new chapter!

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About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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