The Simple Landscape
Landscaping made easier
Hello! I’m Elizabeth Douglas, a writer and landscape designer based in Central New York. I founded The Simple Landscape to help simplify the process of creating beautiful outdoor spaces.
I enjoy sharing landscaping ideas and information that make it easier to do it yourself!
who am i?
A former magazine editor, I hold a horticulture degree in landscape architectural studies and practiced hand-on landscape design for several years.
These days, I’m a community-based garden and landscape volunteer and a member of the NY State Nursery and Landscape Association.
My current projects focus on native plants and pollinators, meadowscaping, and exploring lawn alternatives.
a few of my favorite things
Favorite Youtube Channel
Wegman’s Organic Coffee Shop Blend
Couldn’t live without
My family, including Ivan, our kitty
NYC The High Line
White (I know it’s not a color)
On MY CAR RADIO
What is a simple landscape?
A simple landscape is beautiful and functional without a lot of fuss.
A simple landscape is easy to enjoy and fun to maintain. Think rituals, not chores.
A simple landscape continuously asks, “What is best from nature’s point of view?
What I’m working on right now
- Volunteering as the gardener for my local library.
- Testing deer-resistant wildflowers at my local community garden.
- Researching no-mow and low-mow lawn solutions for my own large backyard.