Jennifer Balanoff

Donna Hisson

Maureen Powers

Christopher Gent

Doris Strom

Holiday party potluck at Julia Bunns

It’s All About the Soil w/ Lynn Bement, Compost Queen

Toured the 606, Bloomingdale Trail in Chicago with Chris Gent, past pres of ISLA and Jean Linsner of

New products at Chalet with Jennifer Brennan

City Gardens with Kathy Simpson, Suzanne Frank and Rinda West

Rick Darke, The Living Landscape

Best Practices in Landscape Business Management with Anne Roberts, Diane Smith, Wanda Evangelista, a

Holiday Party at Pam Duthie’s

Renovating Existing Landscapes: Paul fr Doug Hoerr

Growing Fruits for the Midwest. Alan Crosnow

Tour of Intrinsic Perennials. Brent Horvath tour guide

Garden Walk in Evanston and Rogers Park: Karen Koerth, Pat Bernard, Labyrinth at St Scholastica, Chr

Municipal Regulations: Panel Presentation and disc. Phyllis Cheskin, Heath Frey (Hirsch), Nancy Hann

Design Off. Marilyn Musgjerd and Mary Jane Klein, Nancy Hannick, Julia Bunn, Brandon Roos, Laurie Ta

Gorgeous Low Maintenance Garden Design. Presented by Roy Diblik

Holiday Party at Pam Duthie’s

Butterfly Program at Peggy Notebaert Museum. Doug Taron, Curator

Soil-less urban garden by Kelly Fitzsimmons, Cathy Litrofsky, Craig Harthan and Chris Carey

Garden Walk in Des Plaines and Arl Hts. Dinner and Monarch Lecture and Demo by Sue Fox McGovern at L

Mid-Century Modern Residential Landscape Design, Form-Function and Drainage. Lecture by Greg Piercea

Organic Vegetables from Your Own Back Yard. Lecure by Jeanne Nolan

LDA Holiday Party at the home of Pam Duthie

Program: Living Walls by Brian Mitalo of Tournesol Siteworks and Chad Osborn of Sage Vertical Garden

Business Plans for Landscape Designers. Lecture by Rosalind Reed

Tour of the beautiful gardens surrounding Craig Bergmann’s home and business at the Armour weekend h

City of Chicago Garden Walk and BBQ following at Chicago Specialty Gardens roof top garden

Native Plants by Trish Beckjord & Jack Pizzo at the Morton Arboretum

Water Management:  Sensible Solutions for Landscape Designers, Evelyn Pease Tyner Center, Glenview

LDA Holiday Party at the home of Pam Duthie

Program:  SketchUp: A Versatile Tool for Landscape Designers by Sean Kelley at the Center For Green

Finding Inspiration Tour, Anderson Japanese Garden and J. Carlson Growers

Evanston / Wilmette Garden Walk and BBQ at home of Marilyn Musgjerd

New Flowering Shrub Selections and “Native Plants for the Residential Garden”

Design-Off - Winnetka property. Suzanne Covingtry and Linda Farrington (Bertog), Ryan Delia, Jackie

From Design to Installation: The Contractor’s View with Melissa Conroy, Ryan Heitman, & Daniel Wood

LDA Holiday Party at the home of Pam Duthie

Claudia Parish

Jennifer Brennan

Alex Head

Amy Fiore

Lisa Fiore

Amy Dale

Rebecca Bladen

Aurelia Nichols


Pamela Karlson

Leslie Hoadley

Lisa Peterson

Donna Diamond

Carol Madsen

Gina Liopoulos

Anne Roberts Gardens

Alyssa Loiacno

Donna Diamond

Temple Gardens

Ann McIntee

Michael Dues

Amy Malter

Jennifer Durot

Joseph Rossa

Phyllis Lea

Wanda Evangelista



Barbara Foster

Kristen Reinhardt

Alice O’Laughlin

Agnes Pradel Stafford

Darren Leonardi

Cindy Tyley

Michele Kruegel

Eva Hyndman

Jennifer Umlauf

Annual Meeting/Program



Field Trip

Youth Build Lake County Program

Monica Buckley

Frank Mariani

Martha Meyer

Larry Carnes

Cate Bertrand

Jean Bragdon

Brian Casey

Pat Bernard

Ave Zuccarino

Laurence Feldman

Daniel Wood

Melissa Conroy

Shelly Williams

Suzanne Frank

Site Map

While most of the site is available to the public, members need to login to make any changes to their personal profile. The wesite can be an online source of referrals for members only if their information is accurate and appealing. It is the responsibiity of the member to update their lising.The Login tab is in the upper right hand corner

Originally the membership chair set the user names as a 4 letter "word". The first letter of the first name and the first 3 letters of the last name. Members can change their user names and passwords. Please put your login info where you can find it. However, the membership chair can see your user name and re-set your password if you forget.

On our Homepage, there are 6 Tabs or Pages that help to locate information within the website and each is described below:


ABOUT LDA: This page has an excellent description of our organization as well as a delightful history of the past 25 years.  There are links to “Covering Ground” newsletter and Board contact information. Also includes a list of past presidents.


JOIN: This page describes all of the benefits of membership as well as fees. There are links to “Covering Ground” newsletter, Membership Application, and Apply Now button.


FIND A PROFESSIONAL: This is where a visitor or member can search by Chicagoland region, company name, county, or member name, a ‘Green’ industry professional.  This page serves as a tool in lieu of a hard copy Directory and is more up to date than the Directory. There are links to 2 articles about selecting design professionals. Also includes Renew Today button.


EVENTS: Educational and social events offered through the Landscape Design Association are described here.  As a convenience to our membership, we include activities and events sponsored by 12 other landscape related organizations.  There are also links to these organizations such as Chicago Botanic Garden, the Morton Arboretum, MELA, APLD, etc.


RESOURCES: The Resource page includes the following:

            “Covering Ground – Our full color newsletter is accessed online from several other pages as well. All members are encouraged to contribute articles/news on special projects to the newsletter. Also there is access to archived issues.

           LinkedIn – Direct link to the LDA LinkedIn page. LinkedIn is a useful social network for our industry. It is an extension of our directory.

            Policies and Guidelines- Describes these for our organization.

Employment Opportunities - If you are looking for work or have an employment opportunity, this is the place to post it

           Board of Directors and Committee members- This includes a description of board and committee duties.

Legislation – Stay informed regarding legal and tax issues pertaining to the green industry.

Industry Resources-This includes a link to the Educational Resources page. There are websites linked that include these topics: Education Facilities, Industry Organizations, Magazines, Newsletters, Environmental, Plant Material Information, and Design software.  Direct links are provided.

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Alison Hoffman