Eleanor Snedden, Ennismore, Ontario I was first introduced to the Three Sisters through the Ennismore Horticultural Society, where Carlotta James presented the goals and projects completed by the Three Sisters. I was intrigued by the story and had enough property to have my own pollinator garden built. I hired the Three Sisters to build and plant my garden in the June 2017 timeframe. As the last bit of mulch was applied, we saw our first hummingbird take a drink from the butterfly bush and I knew this garden would be a success. We watched the plants grow over the summer, feeding so many bees, birds and new varieties of butterflies we had not seen in the area before. I plan on adding some more plants in the spring as well as a water source for the birds. Overall I am very happy with the work the ladies completed for me. They listened to my desires and built the perfect garden for me. Highly recommend.
Jo Hayward-Haines, Ennismore, Ontario As we begin to re-energize ourselves with what we could call earth consciousness - we know we are part of an ecosystem that we share with millions of life forms - it’s helpful to have a social enterprise like the Three Sisters around. They are not your garden-variety landscaping firm. They will help you design your garden not just for a garden-show beauty pageant, but to attract many species of pollinators you might never have known existed. You can now put your own place on the map of pollinator preferences! You’ll know you’ve made the grade when a monarch, a mason bee or a clear-winged hummingbird moth come to call. My spiral garden, designed and planted by The Three Sisters, is the go-to place for the whole neighbourhood in all three seasons of the year.
Beth Bruesch, President, Peterborough Community Savings, Peterborough, Ontario We are very pleased with the natural look of the planters in front of our Peterborough Community Savings Office. We designed the hardscape with benches so passersby would have a pleasant spot to stop and enjoy the gardens. The beautiful blooms from the spring through the fall not only attract pollinators, but provide a welcoming environment for people in our community. Both Megan and Carlotta were very organized and helpful in getting feedback for our planter garden design. They provided easy to read layouts with a variety of plant choices that helped us determine what would work best for our needs. We plan to work with them in future to help maintain the beauty of the garden planters as they mature.
Lana Belle Mauro, Toronto, Ontario I got to spend a day with Carlotta designing and planting my little backyard garden. We went to the nursery together and she walked me through all the plants needed to create a pollinator paradise. We spent the day working together which was illuminating to me as a first time gardener. When we were done and enjoying a bottle of wine, a Monarch Butterfly showed up drawn to the Butterfly Bush. It was an immediate payoff. I can't wait to see what Spring brings back.
Emily Haines, Toronto, Ontario Right from the beginning, Carlotta was fabulous to work with! She provided creative, clear & enthusiastic advice on how to transform my backyard into a bee-friendly sanctuary, and then proceeded to do the work. With Carlotta's plant knowledge, I discovered new flowers that made a big difference in creating a colourful habitat that butterflies, bees & birds love - and I love it too!
Alanna Morgan, Peterborough, Ontario Three Sisters is an exceptional full service gardening company. Carlotta and Megan will consult with you about the kind of a garden you want, then help you to choose the plants that will turn your dream garden into a reality. In addition, they will purchase the native plants for you, as well as thoroughly weed and clean up the garden before planting begins. Three Sisters charges very reasonable rates for their A+ services and I would highly recommend them.
Jaclyn Ray, London, Ontario I wanted to transform my plain all-grass front yard into something beautiful, sustainable and native. Carlotta from Three Sisters designed a colourful and low-maintenance butterfly garden and I couldn’t be happier. I worked with Carlotta long-distance via email and she sent me a very detailed map with plant descriptions and instructions; her vast knowledge is impressive and her professionalism is a pleasure. I can’t wait to implement her designs in my front lawn this spring!