Tranquill Gardens


Custom designs, personal service
Outdoor Staging for top dollar curb appeal
Contractor referrals
DIY design & consultation
Renovations, projects large & small
Low maintenance
Water Wise, Eco friendly & Sustainable
California natives
Wildlife habitat gardens
Garden Coaching
Seasonal Fine Pruning
Plant & Materials Sourcing

Custom Garden Design
When your garden, or a part of it, needs complete renovation, Soleil partners with you to evaluate your garden site and create a plan that suits your family’s needs and budget. You receive a preliminary plan, illustrations showing views of the new garden, and a report to review at your leisure. Then your changes are incorporated into the final plan, drawn to scale with plant lists and detailed instructions, ready for contractors to bid on.

Planting Plans
When plants are the issue, Soleil consults with you about favorite varieties and colors and your maintenance resources. She analyzes the existing garden conditions and creates new designs for your beds and borders that are horticulturally sound and enlivening. You receive a plan drawn to scale with complete plant list and instructions on soil preparation and installation, planting-ready for you or your contractor.

Garden Maintenance Consulting
In order for your garden to grow into its full beauty, Soleil will work with your gardening crew on maintenance issues including fertilizing, replenishing soil and mulch, deadheading and proper pruning of perennials, shrubs and small trees. She coaches homeowners how to do this work themselves using the best horticultural practices.

DIY Garden Consultation
Jump-start your own garden projects with an on-site consultation. Soleil will spend a 2 hour session with you in your garden conferring about plants to use, design ideas, building materials, pruning and other plant care questions. A ‘To Do List’ is created for you with notes on plant names and sources. This is a cost-effective way to start improving your garden while targeting your budget where it will make the biggest impact.

Additional Services

Contractor Selection and Installation Services
At the end of this design process, you'll have what you need to work with a contractor on installing your design, however, I also provide design detail and site observation services to keep your project running smoothly.

Plant Purchasing
For DIY installers who want to avoid the trouble of sourcing all the plants on their list, I can provide this service and arrange for delivery.

Landscape Staging for Real Estate Curb Appeal
I will work with your budget and existing landscape to give you a ‘To Do List’ to help your property look it’s best for that Open House, party or special event. Interior staging referrals too!

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A tree says: My strength is trust. I know nothing about my fathers, I know nothing about the thousand children that every year spring out of me. I live out the secret of my seed to the very end, and I care for nothing else. I trust that God is in me. I trust that my labor is holy. Out of this trust I live.

- Herman Hesse Wandering
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