Welcome! Bobbie’s Green Thumb, based in but not limited to Shaker Heights, Ohio is a full-service, award-winning landscape design company that creates gardens and landscapes that make your dreams come true.
Established in 1977 by Bobbie Schwartz, FAPLD, the business quickly earned recognition for her creativity and in-depth handling of the design process. This process begins by listening to the client’s wants, needs, and aspirations. It ends in the creation of an inspired design that suits both the site and the client and is as sustainable as possible.
Bobbie’s work is epitomized by certain signature elements: a passion for color, a love affair with perennials and ornamental grasses, and the creation of four-season landscapes. You can be sure that specified plants have been thoroughly trialed in real-life sites (Bobbie’s garden and those of some of her clients) and, will, therefore, be well-suited to the client’s site conditions. Her specialties are master plans, renovation of overgrown landscapes, perennial gardens, shade gardens, and wet landscapes.
Read the 2013 Spring Newsletter with sections on New and Nearly New Annuals: Alternathera to ‘Florida Sunshine’, ‘Freckles’ to Corn ‘Field of Dreams‘, Cyperus to Pennisetum ‘Vertigo’, and Petunia to Zinnia ‘Zahara Series. The newsletter also includes sections on Gleanings and Plant of the Year, Container Gardening and Food for Thought, and Perennial and Shrub Offerings: Allium schoenoprasum to ‘Moors Variety’, Aruncus diocus to ‘Pictum’, and Berri Basket White Strawberry to Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Nana Gracilis’ .
Latest Media Recognition: Bobbie was chosen by Fine Gardening as one of 42 gardening experts around the U.S. to review their favorite regional plants. Read her top picks for the Mid-West and Plains by clicking here and scrolling down near the bottom of the website.
Watch the video below to get an up-close look of Bobbie’s garden.