Melanie Rekola, AKA “Lady Landscape,” has been has been making backyard dreams reality throughout central Ontario since 2001. An award-winning landscape designer and a born artist, educated and practiced in numerous design disciplines, she takes much of her design cues from the beauty of nature itself! A tremendous love and respect for all things living permeates everything she does. Recognized as both a talented area designer and for her garden-writing abilities featured in pages of several glossy magazines, she’s been a regular contributor to OUR HOMES magazine since 2009. As an avid hobby photographer, her images are also published. Influenced by art and inspired by nature, Melanie spends her free time exploring the many forests near her home in Barrie with her beloved beagle in tow. Her other loves include gardening, interior design, painting and fine cuisine. Melanie whole-heartedly adores her chosen career and is one of the lucky few to have found their life’s passion.