SInce the very beginning of my design career, I have been passionate about gardening with native plants.

Why? I love that natives have a deeper, purpose-rich beauty. This is not cosmetic work, but rather something that does more than just create "curb appeal" for our yard.

I love that native plants help support other creatures as well as help us reclaim our natural, healthy role as stewards of the Earth.

I have a master's degree in sustainable landscape design from George Washington University, served for 3 years on the board of the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council, and have had my own landscape design business since 2006. I have worked with numerous homeowners to co-design beautiful, intriguing solutions to landscape problems.

I am also Lead Designer at the Native Landscape Design Center at Adkins Arboretum, and have given classes and training sessions on native design-related topics for various groups and organizations, including the Maryland Master Gardeners, Anne Arundel Community College, Adkins Arboretum, and many garden clubs in the Maryland area.

Christina Pax, MLD