Christie Dustman

Christie Dustman

Christie Dustman was born a gardener but didn’t know it until age 21 when she was faced with asphalt surrounding her home and a pending visit from her avid gardening parents. She ran out, bought a plethora of plants, and never looked back. She is now in her 23rd year of owning and operating a landscape design, build, and maintenance firm in Boston. When not exploring her passion for all things conifers, you can find Christie holed up in her sewing room.

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    Northeast Regional Reports

    Drought-Tolerant Shrubs for the Northeast

    According to NASA Earth Observatory, one-third of the United States experienced some level of drought in 2020. Unfortunately, we know this was not a random anomaly but an increasing trend…

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    Design

    A Garden Design with Lots of Hardscape and Plants – Plant IDs

    My plant selection followed the same principles I used in selecting my hardscape materials, with an emphasis on sculptural habits and interesting textures. As a member of the American Conifer…

  • design hardscape and plants
    Design

    A Garden Design with Lots of Hardscape and Plants

    Most gardeners get into gardening because they collect plants. While I am thoroughly addicted to plants—I dream about them, buy them, and plant them—I am also addicted to stone and…

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    Design

    Plants with 4-Season Interest

    Conifers don't have to be the only plants you rely on for year-round interest in your garden. The following are a few plants that look great in every season thanks…