Our approach to planting is a little different than most landscape designers. We prefer not to draw out elaborate planting plans which call out each tree, shrub and perennial. We like to design the bones first, that is the larger structural plantings, and work on filling the beds after. Generally we would make the final selection of the plant materials at the nurseries, often accompanied by the client. We like to use natives but not as a strict rule. “Right plant - right place” would be our rule.