in Taos, New Mexico
As a landscape designer in Taos, my greatest joy is creating beauty from a blank slate. During garden development, my mind’s eye guides me by seeing the completed landscape. My canvas is dirt, my hands are the brushes and plants and rocks are the paint. It takes patience because a landscape is built in stages and takes years to mature.
Who is Dan Jones?
Dan is a lifelong gardener, having been raised on a 5th generation working farm. He holds a Michigan State University Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Horticulture. His solid sense of design has transformed existing landscapes and created new installations since the 1980s. He has a passion for plants and uses material that he has learned through experience perform well in a particular climate. These include ones native to the region and other climate-appropriate plants that perform well in northern New Mexico and provide long seasons of interest, not just short bursts of bloom.