Testimonials


If you’ve had a good experience touring Finch Frolic Garden, receiving a consultation or design from us, or have heard us lecture, we’d really appreciate comments below.  Most of our business is through word-of-mouth, and the more people who know about us, the more we can help.  If for some reason we haven’t helped you, we’d really like to know about it and make it right.  We want your gardens to be just what you want them to be.  Thanks to all of you!  Diane and Miranda

16 thoughts on “Testimonials

  1. It was a pleasure to have you here, and we’re happy to help you with your garden. Good score with the cardboard! One of the most awarding parts of our job is to see people newly excited about their property. Thank you so much for your kind comments, too!

  2. Thank you so much Diana and Miranda for the wonderful tour of your amazing forest/garden! Not only are the gardens a mind-boggling experience for a suburban homeowner with lawn and not much else, you gave us so much information, it literally changes the way you look at your land and the plants around you. We had to wonder ‘why doesn’t everyone know this stuff!’ We want to schedule a home consultation so we can change our land into a sustainable garden with your help which we will very much need! And you’ll be proud of me, I already scoped out some huge cardboard boxes a neighbor has ready to throw out – they will be coming home with me! Thanks again!

  3. Thank you, Jonathan! You and your wonderful family do so much for proactive causes. I’d love to see updated photos of what you’ve done in your yard as well!

  4. Finch Frolic Gardens is an inspiration.

    Diane and Miranda have created what most of us only imagine: an intimate, pleasing and tranquil garden setting, reflecting not only their horticultural skill and imagination but their core values as stewards of plant and animal life. They live what they believe.

    Out of an unpromising scrub back yard in the chaparral dryness of Northern San Diego County they have coaxed a small oasis of shrubs, flowers, food and habitat, all in clever and affordable manner, which they unselfishly share with all who are interested. An admirable achievement by two remarkable women.

  5. My experiences with Diane and Miranda over the last few years are varied and have included: enrollment in a series of classes at Finch Frolic Garden, at Fallbrook library where they shared and hosted amazing permaculture videos and informative lectures; here at our home in Valley Center where they provided consultation and email exchanges for questions and answers. First of all, Diane and Miranda are passionate about permaculture, fun, very well informed with practical and detailed information on a variety of topics related to permaculture in the broadest sense and they have created an oasis(Finch Frolic Garden) right in Fallbrook that has been and continues to be their laboratory. They generously share information and encouragement. Thank you, Diane and Miranda and may your soil continue to sustain you and others:) Maureen

  6. I have known Diane and Miranda about five years and have been so impressed with their passion for earth-sustaining gardening, and for freely sharing that information through their blog and community talks. Their well-informed and honest hard work has produced a lovely garden that gets better every year. At my home, I have incorporated many of their strategies for reduced water usage like sheet mulching and swale digging with good results (if we ever got a year of decent rain, probably great results!).

  7. I was amazed the first time I visited Finch Frolic for a tour. Most homes in Fallbrook have gardens and fruit trees, but usually it’s just a few struggling citrus trees or sad-looking veggie beds like mine. Diane and Miranda have created something that looks like a piece of the Costa Rican rainforest here in our desert. There are an amazing diversity of plants that grow together to produce a lush, green landscape that supports wildlife and produced delicious and healthy food, all without chemicals and with minimal water.
    After seeing their food forest I asked them to come to my place to consult. They spent a lot of time looking at what I have and offering suggestions to improve it. They were very generous in their compliments about what I had accomplished, but gave me a lot of ideas about how I could make it better, some of which were big projects for the future and some easy, quick solutions I was able to implement that very day.
    I continue to rely on Diane and Miranda for ideas, inspiration, and answers to gardening questions. We are so lucky to have these passionate and talented women in Fallbrook!

  8. Touring Finch Frolic Garden is an enjoyable and inspiring event – (often) including home made treats too!
    I was so impressed I scheduled a consultation for transforming my yard, then a follow up meeting to evaluate progress. Positive encouragement was given, as well as more valuable information, at a very reasonable fee.
    Also, Diane and Miranda, as a public service, recently shared a permaculture video series at the Fallbrook Library, followed by knowledgable answers during the Q & A session.
    These women practice what they preach – beautifully. Even if water wasn’t so precious, their method of gardening is a practical, earth friendly way to go in restoring health to the soil, plants and trees. AND even though succulents have gained more popularity, this garden system goes way beyond xeriscaping, which can be lovely too.
    It is my pleasure to whole hearted indorse this dynamic duo!

  9. Hi Diane and Miranda,
    We are so lucky, in Fallbrook, to have Finch frolic Gardens! I have taken several out-of-town guests to see it, and we always learn something new about gardening in a sustainable manner. This garden is so lush and beautiful, and there are lots and lots of edible plants. I have also attended Diane’s talks. Diane teaches us to respect the living things in our soil. The results of permaculture are amazing.
    Julie Norberg

  10. Hello Diana & Miranda,
    I’ve been to Finch Frolic Garden and I’ve heard your lecture at the Vista Library. Both experiences were informative and very helpful.
    Recently I created the Willow Tree Center for Sustainable Living. http://www.willowtreecenter.org. We are growing our vision and it would be great if we could schedule a brief meeting to see what opportunities we may have to work in collaboration.
    I look forward to hearing from you when it is convenient.
    All the best,
    Nancy Marks
    760.458.0150

  11. Hello Diana & Miranda,
    I’ve been to Finch Frolic Garden and I’ve heard your lecture at the Vista Library. Both experiences were informative and very helpful.
    Recently I created the Willow Tree Center for Sustainable Living. http://www.willowtreecenter.org. We are growing our vision and it would be great if we could schedule a brief meeting to see what opportunities we may have to work in collaboration.
    I look forward to hearing from you when it is convenient.
    All the best,
    Nancy Marks
    760.458.0150
    info@willowtreecenter.org

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