Haven Illustrated, LLC
Landscape Design Services
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Current Projects

Haven Illustrated Demonstration Gardens on Whidbey

Please join Jennifer on a tour of her newly created and future demonstration gardens on Whidbey Island.  She will discuss integrated landscape design features such as permeable paving, small orchards, compost fencing, pollinator gardens, water catchment, water features, and growing a variety of flowers and edibles.

Woodland Garden
Located within the Trillium Community Forest.  This northwest native garden design provides additional food for pollinators and wildlife.  A pollinator garden with native flowers and perennials is planted on the drain field.  Native trees are planted along the edge of the clearing to enhance the diversity and habitat.

Scandinavian-inspired family residence and garden, Seattle
Jennifer is a member of the design team with Ross Chapin Architects

Artful siting, attention to interaction with the garden and neighbors, with many handcrafted details. The garden will feature rustic arbors and gates, low-maintenace plants and several water catchment planters.

Co-housing residence, Seattle
Jennifer is a member of the design team with David Vandervort Architects

A NW contemporary remodel for two combined households. The remodel allows the current resident to age in place and continue to enjoy her community while sharing it with a like-minded friend.
The landscape design will focus on private and shared outdoor spaces using recycled materials, permeable paving, water catchment planters, low-maintenance plants, NW natives, and edibles.

Haven Illustrated Book
An illustrated story that shows home owners and even apartment dwellers how to incorporate thoughtful home and organic garden design elements reflecting their family values and traditions, while conserving natural resources. Hundreds of color photographs and line drawings illustrate sustainable landscape features and monthly garden tasks, crafts and recipes.

Low Impact Development Certificate
Haven Illustrated, LLC is currently enrolled in technical courses for Low Impact Development Certification. First in the Nation, developed by Washington State University & Puget Sound Partnership.

The goal of these workshops is to give designers, builders and managers the technical details necessary to properly design, construct and maintain LID facilities.

Status: Certification Complete July 2009

Shoreline Mitigation

Restoration of the shoreline on private property on Hood Canal, WA.
Working with Kitsap County and the client, we are restoring the shoreline with northwest native plants to protect the shoreline habitat and ecosystem.

Status: Shoreline restoration is complete.
Future access trail is planned.

Critical Slope Revegetation
Restoration of steeply sloped private property in Seattle, WA.
Working with the City of Seattle and the client, we are removing invasive plants and replanting with Northwest native plants to prevent erosion on the slope and correct drainage issues.

Status: Project completed September 2009.  Fifty madrone seedlings were planted in protected areas on the property - only three died over winter!  

Stormwater Management
Seattle Public Utilities Rain Garden Pilot Project
Working with Seattle Public Utilities in designing and installing streetside rain gardens with residents in the right-of-way. The project is in the Seattle area that serves Upper Thornton Creek.

Streetside rain gardens capture storm water off of the streets. Then the plants and soil filter the water as it is absorbed and enters the water table, which then goes into the nearby Thornton Creek and eventually Puget Sound.

Status: Four streetside rain gardens were installed and planted by residents in September 2009. The rain gardens will be monitored during winter and spring for stormwater performance and maintenance issues.

A client assistance memo ( CAM) is now being drafted by Seattle Public Utilities that will guide residents in determining if their planting strips are suitable for street-side rain gardens. Street-side rain garden permit and installation guidelines, and a rain garden plant list will be available as a pdf in fall 2010.
For further information about managing stormwater at home,   please visit:  www.seattle.gov/util/rainwise

Built Green Home, designed by Velocipede Architecture 
LEED 5 star rating
New Home being built in Tukwila, WA. The landscape design features include a green roof, alternative lawn, permeable paving, wildlife habitat with northwest native plants and raised vegetable beds. Two Western red cedar trees removed prior to construction were milled and re-used for fencing and the garden arbor. The design incorporates wheelchair accessibility.

Status: Construction of the home is complete.  The NW native habitat landscape and kitchen garden was installed in fall 2010 by owner.


Cabana and Shoreline Garden Renovation
In Kenmore, WA a new cabana is being designed with a renovated waterfront garden on the shores of Lake Washington. Attention to NW native plants and non-invasive ornamentals will be used.  A bog garden will recieve natural runoff from natural springs in the hillside.

Status: Completed in fall 2010 

Rain Garden Renovation
In Medina, WA an existing rain garden is being re-designed that will incorporate bioretention soil mix and additional NW native and wetland plants. 

Status:  Planted by owner in fall 2010

Stormwater Revealed
Seattle Children's Play Garden, Seattle, WA  
Cistern, trellis,compost fence, and vegetated swale

A galvanized pipe trellis guides roof stormwater from adjacent park buildings into a 3,000 gallon above-ground cistern that is surrounded by a compost fence.  The harvested water will be used to irrigate newly planted garden beds.  The overflow travels into a 100' long vegetated swale.

The goal is to highlight how much stormwater can be harvested from a small roof surface. It can be used for irrigation, then absorbed into the compost-amended soil in the swale, minimizing the amount of stormwater entering the nearby sewer. The compost fence displays a fun way to keep woody plant waste on site, that slowly feeds the adjacent planting beds with compost.

Status: The built elements were installed by the Seattle Conservation Corps. members.  The planting design for the swale and lower garden is by Wendy Welch Garden Design.
Completed in fall 2010.

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