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TLC Project Featured on APLD Designer Cover

A photo from our project, Western Exposure, was featured as the cover of the Winter 2016 issue of APLD’s The Designer! Special thanks to our photographer David Winger for his excellent work. See the full issue here.

APLD Cover Winter 2016 Designer

TLC Winning Designs featured in The Designer

apld-the-designer-fall-2016-coverTLC Gardens’ winning designs from the 2016 APLD International Landscape Design Awards are currently featured in the APLD “The Designer” magazine Fall 2016 Awards Issue.

See all pages & articles for TLC Gardens’ projects here.


Silver Award – Red Renaissance

 apld-the-designer-fall-2016-pg116-117Judges Perspective: “Lively entry garden transformation. Nicely thought through, bird-friendly plantings and focal points. A handsome project

TLC Launchs our Newly Redesigned Website

We are excited to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website!

After months of hard work, we are delighted to officially announce the launch of our redesigned website. You can still find us at

The new website’s fresh look highlights our residential and commercial projects, including the 3 award winning projects. Be sure to click

TLC wins International Landscape Design Awards


The Association for Professional Landscape Designer’s (APLD) International Landscape Design Award winners are being announced and TLC Gardens is thrilled to win 2 Silver Awards and 1 Bronze Award for 2016! Awards honor the best in Landscape Design by APLD members. TLC Gardens’s winning designs will be featured in the association’s annul award issue of “The Designer” and

APLD Colorado Chapter is Official!



We are excited to announce the formation of the Colorado chapter of APLD.

Our board members are ….

Cheri Stringer – President
Bill Melvin – President Elect
Lynn Strosburg – Secretary
Kristin Wachtel – Treasurer
Chris Woods – Member at large

We meet monthly and invite you to join us for our 2016 calendar events listed below!

Profile: LLG International

The Profiles feature of our blog highlights companies we are inspired by. We are excited to feature LLG International in Cheri’s article written for ASLA’s “The Field“.LLG

At LLG we recognize that attaining sustainability means respecting the reciprocal relationships inherent in living systems. As we all know, our species has leveraged our economy with industrial thought models

Winter 2015 Article for The Designer: Overdam Feather Reed Grass

APLD The Designer – Winter 2015 coverAPLD’s The Designer magazine’s Winter 2015 edition is out!Cheri has a featured Pro Plant Picks article on pages 16-17. See the full APLD magazine issue here!APLD Winter2015 article ProPlantPicksStringer-page-0

Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Overdam' (1)Overdam Feather Reed Grass

Calamagrostis acutiflora ‘Overdam’

This ornamental grass is a favorite to use in a variety of garden styles as it is a flexible, year-round performer that works well in a

Featured Project: Rock Canyon

Our clients for this project first contacted us to create a landscape plan for the front of their home that would address the eroding ditch running the entire length of the property front. Taking into consideration the clients’ objectives, we designed a comprehensive landscape plan for the site broken into several implementation phases. The first phase shown here involved

Plant Guide: Chrysanthemum


Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum

Common Name: Mum

Description: Chrysanthemum plants are just about the easiest of all of the perennials to grow. Mums should be planted in early spring after all danger of freezing, however they can be planted almost any time, as long as they have time to establish their root system before the hottest weather.

Maintenance: Chrysanthemums grow

Profile: Biohabitats

The Profiles feature of our blog highlights companies we are inspired by. We are excited to feature Biohabitats in Cheri’s current article written for ASLA’s “The Field“. 

BiohabitatsBiohabitats is a firm with a mission some might find audacious: to restore the earth and inspire ecological stewardship. The firm has been working towards that mission for more than