Testimonials

When we asked Rick to improve our poor quality, cheap looking, “builder’s special” concrete walkway by applying a bluestone laminate, we had no idea what a transformation awaited us! He turned something we’d been trying to ignore for 20+ years into a beautiful and welcoming accent which looks as if it has always been part of our grounds. Somehow he managed to put his artistic stamp on our design requirements with the benefit of his vision and experience, but without ego; for a truly pleasurable collaboration. Importantly, since we had several jobs occurring simultaneously, he worked seamlessly with other contractors, proactively communicating with them so as not to disrupt their work or his. Rick treated the project from beginning to end as if it were happening at his own home. Artistry, work product, care, communication, timeliness, and closure: these are the signatures of Apostrophe Gardens.
-Lisa B. (Chapel Hill, NC)

The yard looks fantastic and we love it and are enjoying it so much! You do awesome work and we have really enjoyed working with you!
The friends I had over last night all said how great it looked and how cool it was to sit in the porch and have such a great garden view! Thank you, thank you, thank you! We look forward to referring you to everyone and working with you again in the future.
-Lisa & Bill (Minneapolis, MN)

Rick took our garden from mud and mulch to an urban oasis! We are very pleased with the results and couldn’t have been happier with the process. We knew we needed a change, but didn’t know exactly what would work with the shady location. Rick came up with a great woodland garden plan and we could instantly envision summer afternoons hanging out on the patio. He incorporated a spot for our grill and also room for herbs and vegetables in the sunniest spots. Rick also designed a small patio utilizing original brick reclaimed from the demo, which helped to incorporate the existing patio into the new garden. He was so enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and meticulous with his work, we never had to worry how things would turn out. We loved his attention to detail and how great he was at communicating with us every day. We also had a new fence installed by another company and Rick did a great job keeping them up to speed on the progress, so they could coordinate their work. We have received many compliments on our new oasis, including from the previous home owners, who just had to stop and take pictures! We would highly recommend working with Rick and cannot wait to get him back to add some curb appeal to the front of our home.
-Natalie Doyne  (Minneapolis, MN)

It was a pleasure working with Rick. He is bright, creative, and hard working. I love my garden and am frequently complimented by others on its beauty. If I ever have the opportunity, I would love to work with Rick again and would enthusiastically recommend him to others undertaking a garden project, large or small.
-Laura Marrero (Sonoma, CA)

We met Rick at [a] Garden show. He greeted us and even though it was busy, he listened quickly to what our needs were. We met with him and gave him an idea of what we were looking for. He asked a few questions and came back to us with a great plan for our new paver patio out front, small wall for sitting and wonderful newly landscape gardens. He totally listened to the kinds of plant and look we wanted. He made it unique and very easy to maintain. We were so pleased with his responsiveness, creativity, and follow thru on everything he said. Most importantly he stayed right within our budget and did even more to our front yard than we thought possible. About 3 months after the job had been completed, Rick gave us a call to see how everything was going with the new gardens and he gave us a few suggestions of what to do with the plants to get ready for winter. We highly recommend Rick for any project you may have.  He delivers on what he says and has great follow thru and customer service.
-Lori & Todd (Maplewood, MN)