Monit Rosendale, VSLD
VA Certified Landscape Designer
Gardens by Monit, LLC
Inspired design and ON SITE project management
Website Chair 2010-2016
Certification Committee Chair 2009-2012
B.S., Horticulture-Virginia Tech, 1982
Pi Alpha Xi, Honor Society for Horticulture
Central Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association (CVNLA)
Associate Member since 1991
Gardens by Monit, llc began in 2000. I am constantly inspired by new plant selections and combinations. I love the renovation process and seeing the new garden transform as I collaborate with talented crews.
Plants have been my passion since earning my first Girl Scout badge related to plants and learning a few botanical names. I started the Plant Club in high school and served as president. We raised money by selling plants to build a small greenhouse in the school courtyard where I continued to learn and nurture my interest. Inititally I wanted to be a park ranger and I studied Forestry at VA Tech. I got a taste of it after fighting a forest fire and then working as a YCC crew leader over the summer outside Blacksburg. I loved my Dendrology class which then redirected my focus to Horticulture in my sophomore year. Creating art in the landscape is innate to me and I love the process.
My history includes having been a florist (1984-1987) so I understand form and balance and the sentimental nature of flowers; managing the houseplant greenhouse at The Plant Man (1983); coordinating clients and work orders for a twenty man crew while at Davey Tree Expert Company (1987-1990); designing hundreds of properties and managing residential garden project installations as the landscape designer for Southern States Cooperative (1990-2000). I developed the residential landscape design department for Southern States for ten years. Consulted on site, created hundreds of landscape designs, prepared proposals, coordinated projects and managed crews for landscape renovation projects.
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