Landscape Design and Consultation

We offer a range of design and consultation services.

At the nursery:

Choosing the right plants for your situation can be confusing and even overwhelming. Shooting Star encourages customers to bring photographs, measurements, and drawings of planting areas. As time allows, willing staff members will assist with plant selection and offer design tips for your particular project. Please remember to note the direction of North on your drawings. You may download and print our design questionnaire to provide more detailed information. With personal attention, the staff at Shooting Star can help you visualize the plants in your garden, make plant lists, and provide estimates. Please note that on-site help may be limited to availability of staff and subject to interruption. For more extensive assistance, design and consultation appointments are available.

Shooting Star Nursery landscape design example

At your site:

With three designers on staff, Shooting Star offers design services tailored to suit your needs. Serving both residential and commercial customers, options include development of custom plant lists, advice on soil improvement, or editing of an existing landscape. Christie or Bonni will come to your site for an assessment. They can assist with anything from an overgrown bed that needs refreshing to a complete design and planting scheme. We can even do potted arrangements – no job is too small.

Pictured at left:
Modern landscape design
for an Ashland client 

Potted arrangements for all seasonsPartial listing of services includes:

  • Design
  • Plant layout (we arrange plants, you plant them)
  • Plant selection
  • Soil amendment advice
  • Plant care instructions
  • Container gardening
  • Potted arrangements
  • Advice on pruning and maintenance
  • Edible gardens and veggie gardens

stone garden path with flowering groundcoversGarden and landscape design services

Designers will visit your site to discuss the scope of your project and develop a design. Our designs are hand drawn and are accompanied by a plant list to assist in your plant research. Many times, a rough sketch is all that is needed to articulate your vision and create a planting composition. For larger projects, the designer will develop hand drawn, measured, scaled, and precise drawings that can be completed back at our office. Customers often meet with the designer at the nursery for direct involvement in plant selection.

Please call 541-840-6453 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make an appointment. Please remember to bring a completed design questionnaire.

By making a design appointment you will receive 10% off all of the plants used in your design. Please call or email to discuss your project and our rates.

Shooting Star designers specialize in design, plant selection, layout, and consultation. We do not provide detailed plans for engineered hardscape such as decks, patios, sidewalks, and retaining walls, but will take them into account in your planting design. We do not install or maintain landscapes, but will offer consultation on maintenance, care, and pruning.

Highlighted Landscape Projects:

Before and After at Vista 222

Shooting Star Nursery was contracted for landscape design at Vista 222,  an Applegate Valley event venue and winery. Below are before and after photos showing the transformation from grass-covered sloping hillside to inviting terraced pollinator garden that is also deer resistant and drought tolerant. See more photos from this project.

After: Year Two

A Community Garden

Shooting Star Nursery worked with a landowner and Southern Oregon Monarch Advocates to design a community garden way station for monarch butterflies, providing year around habitat for native pollinators.  Read the Mail Tribune article about this project, "A community waystation sprouts in the city" by Rhonda Nowak.

community garden project medford
Photo by Rhonda Nowak | Christie Mackison, right, of Shooting Star Nursery designed the garden with more than 50 different kinds of natives and other pollinator-friendly plants.