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Specialty Pots & Planters & Garden Design

Garden Design & Consultation

Specialty Pots & Planters & Landscape Enhancement


Having a garden is one of the nicest things you can do for yourself. Watching a garden grow and evolve is one of life’s little pleasures. Making beautifully colorful pots and planters is my specialty. I also do landscape enhancement...adding color to an established garden or yard. Most all of my clients want more color and beauty in their gardens.

My name is Kris Kruseski and I have gardened most of my life. Gardening always came naturally to me.  Being a native San Diegan, I consider myself an expert when it comes to knowing which plants do the best in Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, and Fairbanks Ranch.

I typically visit my clients’ houses once every two weeks to maintain their plantings. There are other times when I do the initial installation of the garden or planters and then the clients’ gardeners take over...however it suits the client.

There is much that could be written about what I do, but I think photos tell a greater story. It is my habit to photograph all my projects...from the initial consultation, throughout the project, and to the completion. I love to take photos as the gardens grow and mature...always the most fun.

The Gallery has over a hundred of photos of my work. Individual pots are shown first, followed by planters and troughs, flower beds, and succulents. 

Please feel free to contact me at with any questions you may have.

How My Gardening Business Began


To thank a lovely woman who had shown me great courtesy in allowing me to have a trunk show for my “Velvetware” clothing line at her salon in 2003, I created a spectacular planter for her as a thank you. 

There was a large wooden planter, sitting directly in front of the showcase window where the manicurist sat with her non-stop clients, but it was bare with only a few struggling plants and weeds. The salon owner showed me a photo of a planter she had taken 15 years earlier in Seattle and said she wanted something like this. I created a most beautifully bursting planter with scads of flowers and I maintained it, coming by three times a week to check, water and deadhead. 

The salon was a darling cottage here in Del Mar and there were lots of pots all around the building that needed attention. As a life long gardener, I gladly took on the job and made the salon as beautiful as it could be. 

In a matter of days I got a couple requests about doing planters for other people. It was amazing. I picked up several clients from the salon and my garden design business began.

All Work Done by Kris Kruseski


My gardening services are available in Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, and Fairbanks Ranch. I give free consultations and listen to what the client wants and then we discuss what I think will work. I can also send photos of the plants I am suggesting. I do all the work myself. I always look for the strong healthy plants. You pay the same price for the plants as if you bought them yourself at the nursery. I charge a hourly fee for my design and labor and I work fast and efficiently.

Maintenance is a big part of keeping anything looking nice, especially pots and planters. I can make maintenance visits once a month or more frequently if requested. Or I can show you or your gardener what to do about the maintenance as well.

Contact Kris

I give free consultations in Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe,  and Fairbanks Ranch. Please email me with any questions you may have. Kris Kruseski


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