Helping You Grow Well.


Do you want a garden that’s not only good for you but also other living things? Let me help. Bloom Gardens & Design crafts gardens so they’ll flourish– but also so that honeybees, butterflies, pets, neighbors, and wildlife flourish, too. As a certified Permaculture Design Consultant, my speciality is in creating edible, ornamental, organic and sustainable, medicinal, shareable spaces


Want to live and thrive sustainably? 

I’ll help you thrive, customizing your garden to your goals and values so you can sustain it, while it helps sustain you.

I design so that you can maintain it, minimizing your work and customized to your lifestyle.

Let’s chat if you..

– Feel in over your head

– Are passionate (or at least curious!) about Permaculture

– Professionally or recreationally garden and/or farm

– Care about our natural environment

I can help you…

– Best utilize and store rainwater

– Cook, store & preserve what you grow

– Make gardening realistic for you and your lifestyle

My Philosophy:

I love helping others provide beauty, healthy food, and even medicinal plants for themselves, while creating safe habitat for pollinators and wildlife that support life on earth for us all. While doing so, it is imperative to include wise resource management in the conversation.

I value stewardship of resources, and believe that includes human resources- meaning your time and energy.  I value the permaculture ethics of nurturing people & our natural environment, and redistributing surplus. This is not a new ethos; for me it started at the beginning of everything- at creation.

I believe that being a good steward of natural and human resources is a human mandate that means that we are not merely consumers, but that we also consider it our responsibility to responsibly produce what we need to survive.

I feel it is also our uniquely human responsibility to both use resources wisely, and to reuse, re-purpose, compost or dispose of byproducts and waste safely/prudently.

“Last year, I knew I wanted a organic garden, but was completely overwhelmed with where to start. As a busy mom, I didn’t have the time to do the extensive research. After the initial consult, I knew Laurie was the perfect fit. Her ability to listen to our individual needs and implement a plan is incredible. The level of detail she presented in her layout was exceptional and gave me the confidence I needed to start the project. She even checked in periodically to make sure it was going smoothly. My garden has been a total success and my cooking game has gone to a new level! Our family highly recommends her!”

MACKENZIE LAROE: Consult Summer 2016

“Having Laurie [Schlisner over to] evaluate our backyard was incredibly beneficial [and] she helped tremendously with our vision. In fact, she [was the one who] identified a dead tree that posed a serious threat of tipping during a storm. We quickly re-prioritized and had the tree taken down [in the subsequent weeks] Now, we’re saving toward a new fence and plan on trying our hands at a vegetable garden in the summer.

Laurie is insightful, knowledgable, and incredibly easy to work with. We’d recommend her to anyone we know. You will not regret enlisting her help!”

J & K VACA: Consult Summer 2016

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