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Allan designs and plants flowering gardens in Montreal, Zone 5 [USDA Zone 4] .

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Consultation and coaching for do-it-yourselfers is provided. Occasional emailed questions are welcome and answered free of charge. Oui, je parle francais.

See my work on Pinterest at Garden Guru Montreal

Montreal based Allan Becker designed his first perennial flower garden in his teens. He's been designing ever since.  A retired executive from the soft goods industry, he has worked in textile design, graphic design, styling, market research, product development, and marketing for home furnishings and apparel.

Now he has turned his passion for gardening into a second career as a flowerbed designer, consultant and coach for clients in Montreal, Canada who dream about colorful English-style gardens full of perennials, roses, flowering vines and flowering shrubs.

After earning a B.A. from McGill University, Allan enhanced his studies with courses in Design, in the Fine Arts Department, at Sir George Williams College [now Concordia University]. He and his wife, Hessa, an adult educator, live in the Montreal suburb of Cote Saint- Luc, and travel regularly to Toronto and Boston to visit their children and grandchildren.