Matthew, My name is Chris Sorensen and I work for a wholesale nursery up in Santa Rosa. I am also someone who is self taught. We specialize in large specimens and love large plants. Our clients in the north bay have found us very helpful and knowledgable. You can visit us at www.sweetlanenursery.com.
Do you ever work much above the Golden Gate Bridge? I would love to stay in touch and hopefully speak before the next season starts. Please let me know when would work well for you. Have a great 2012. Chris
Thanks for adding me Matthew! you have worked in some very interesting projects. Like most of the people here I was impressed with your rock work. I have seen before some man made rocks and they had a "fake" look to them I didnt like. However, the ones in your photos look impressive! Keep in touch! and all the best!!
I'm a landscape designer in Australia, and going to be visiting SF in late June. I'm contacting a few members of Land8 to see if you'd be interested in a quick coffee and a chat - I'm looking at ways to do business differently, and I really enjoy the exchange of ideas. I'll be in SF June 20-23, so if you're into it, please let me know - if not, that's fine too, just let me know - or maybe you can refer someone I should speak to!
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