About us

“Within a couple of days your backyard can be your own private vacation from the world. “Hello. I am Shelley Crawford plant guru extraordinaire. I love creating works of art using colorful plants and trees. I have been in the landscaping industry since 1987. I began working at a garden center in the 80′s then moved up to a sales position at a wholesale nursery. Then I began to do landscape design. That soon turned into a full time business of my own and I’ve been designing and installing landscapes in collaboration directly with clients ever since. Butterflies Are Free Landscaping and Design was born when I started to notice how as soon as the plants arrived at the job site and butterflies were flying around the plants before I even planted them. This gave me the idea that I should be attracting more nature than just butterflies. I now offer plantscapes which also attract birds. I also install Koi ponds as well. My dream is to transform every person’s yard into their own private vacation from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The first thing I do when I get up in the morning is look to see if my favorite Cardinal couple is fluttering around then usually I hear the music of my wind chimes. I love watching nature because it is so soothing. Watching the Blue Jay’s take a bath in the bird bath is always cute and funny. Butterflies are always flying around my yard and so many of my clients are nature lovers as well. We live in such a beautiful city with so many lovely landscapes. Butterflies Are Free Landscaping and Design can pretty up an existing landscape and within a couple of days your backyard can be your own private vacation from the world.