Landscape Contractor James Sprague
Tell us about your business or line of work?
I have a small landscape construction company called Fancy Plants Gardens, Inc. We mostly install paver patios, walkways, gardens, and landscape lighting. A lot of our projects involve entire yards, patio, lawn, gardens and fencing. We also have some regular maintenance clients where we maintain the beds and take care of seasonal cleanups, pruning, and deadheading.
What do you love the best about your job?
I love seeing the project come together; I have always enjoyed creating things. In the nurseries I loved potting up plants, propagating, and watching the plants mature from season to season. Now I get to see entire properties go from boring to amazing!
“I love seeing the project come together; I have always enjoyed creating things…”
Where did you get your Horticultural Education?
Almost all of my horticultural knowledge has been gained through real world experience. I did independent studies in high school in order to learn some botany and enough horticulture to pass the Certified Professional Horticulturist exam. I studied Urban Forestry for a year at the University of Washington, but had had enough of formal education.