Maia van Holsteijn
Maia is a proud Bachelor of Science graduate of Iowa State’s Horticulture program, where she was trained both in the classroom and in the lab, and concentrated in landscape design.
Maia brings expertise as a partner in beloved and family-owned rural Iowa seed harvesting/cultivation business The Prairie Flower to upstate New York, and is proud to be a woman-owned business established in 2018.
Maia enjoys both designing and planting. She is a strong believer in practical, sustainable yard maintenance - she is happy to help clients maintain their yards, but also plan yards that clients can maintain themselves
Maia considers herself a steward of our planet - she is a compost nerd, uses electric equipment and hand tools only, uses organic fertilizer, focuses on native plants, and never plants invasive species.
Maia loves a yard that looks good throughout all seasons, but is especially drawn to the first Spring bulbs!
Favorite plant: Shasta daisy
Favorite plant for shade: Painted lady fern
Favorite plant for full sun: Coneflowers or black eyed susans
Favorite plants for part shade/part sun: Hens and chicks
Favorite plants for water feature: Dudley rush, dark stemmed bullrush
Favorite grass: Little bluestem
Favorite grass for containers: Lemongrass
Favorite vegetable to grow: Purple potatoes
Favorite vegetable for container gardening: Sweet 100 Cherry Tomatoes
Favorite tree: White pine
Most looking forward to for 2018 growing season: How her Chicago fig will do