MICHELE LANGONE - LANDSCAPE DESIGNER

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Michele Langone holds a Bachelors of ScienceDegree in Sustainable Landscape Horticulture from the University of Vermont. She got her start working at both retail and wholesale nurseries in her home state of Massachusetts, and has been designing landscapes in Westchester and Fairfield Counties since 2013.

She is passionate about sustainable gardens, and loves finding creative design solutions to craft beautiful, useful spaces for her clients. Michele is also an adjunct instructor at the New York Botanical Garden, where she teaches classes on topics ranging from container plantings to designing with perennials.

 

DAVID CASCIARi - Landscape consultant

David Casciari’s professional strength derives from a very simple fact: Dave loves and respects plants. He believes that a plant, any plant, no matter how modest, must be in a place that lets it thrive. Defining this space is one of David’s passions. He addresses his clients’ concerns in an honest, straight-forward manner, correcting past mistakes and helping them avoid common gardening errors. Dave is a natural problem-solver, an honest planter for dedicated gardeners. His advice is highly valued, and the loyalty of his clients is legendary.

Dave’s passion for plants grew from a desire to make his own property a horticultural showcase. His 15 years of experience in the landscape trade began as a customer at the finest nurseries in the area. This led him to Pound Ridge Nursery & Garden Center, where he joined the staff in the spring of 2006. Dave specializes in the selection and placement of specimen trees and shrubs, the bigger and more unique, the better. His extensive knowledge of quality plants and his friendly “garden-side” manner make David a favorite of many clients. He attributes the sense of artful composition he brings to each project to his skills as a photographer. Landscaping is actually a family affair for Dave, whose mother-in-law was a well-respected landscape designer.