016DAWN to DUSK
GARDEN DESIGN SERVICES

Quality Garden Design
Organic Gardening

I provide quality design garden design services to make a bold garden statement to enhance your residential and your commercial landscape. I specialize in bold entrances, patios, decks, porches primarily with containers and small gardens.

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”
–Frank Lloyd Wright

cyclamen, stock and pansies

cyclamen, stock and pansies

Make your entrance area bold with impact, don’t be boring. I believe in the WOW(!) factor. 

For your commercial business, I want you to have an impressive entrance when your customers arrive and a great feeling about your business when they leave. This is your customer’s first impression and your last impression. Let me help you enhance this with my garden design services.


“A garden should make you feel you’ve entered privileged space, a place not just set apart but reverberant, and it seems to me that, to achieve this, the gardener must put some kind of twist on the existing landscape, turn its prose into something nearer poetry.”

–Michael Pollan in “Second Nature: a Gardener’s Education”


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My garden design services include true customer service, creative garden design, experience and high quality products on every project.

“More than anything, I must have flowers always, always.”
–Claude Monet

My latest published articles and you can also find these on my Dawn to Dusk Blog on my website here in search. 

“Tending to My Garden”

“Making Room for Something New in the Garden”

“Open Space, Conservation, and Preservation”

“You Can Create Your Own Successful Wildlife Habitat With Organic and Sustainable Practices”

I believe in the magic of organic IMG_2614gardening for soil and fertilizers, therefore, I plan your garden design with natural habitat features in mind: butterflies, birds, natural pest controls and pollinators. Nature knows best!

“There is nothing pleasanter than spading when the ground is soft and damp.”
–John Steinbeck

I can help you create:

  • 2014-10-25 115Container gardens
  • Front porch gardens
  • Impactful garden entry areas
  • Water-wise garden areas
  • Low-care gardens
  • Butterfly gardens
  • Succulent container gardens
  • Desk, counter, and tabletop container gardens
  • Fruit/vegetable container gardens
  • Deck/patio container gardens

“Every flower about a house certifies to the refinement of somebody. Every vine climbing and blossoming tells of love and joy.”
–Robert G. Ingersoll

Visit and sign up for my Dawn to Dusk Blog to see my gardening category posts.

“I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey  – work of the stars.”
–Walt Whitman

P.S. Photos by Dawn Marie Carlson of my own May 28, 2006 043garden.

Contact me for more information for local work in Marin and Sonoma County:

Dawn to Dusk Enterprises
Dawn Marie Carlson
Garden Design Services