About Us

 Our gardening backgrounds are both founded in formal- or traditional- style horticulture. Jenny grew up in the St. Louis region and was lead horticulturist at Meadowbrook Country Club in Ballwin, MO for eight years. David grew up south of Kansas City and started gardening professionally at the Missouri Botanical Garden specializing in annual plant display.  We met while working for the Missouri Botanical Garden's "Whitmire Wildflower Garden", a venue that uses only Missouri native plants to achieve all different styles of gardening. After moving to southern Missouri in 2015 we created Ozark Soul, native plants and landscaping. 

Through our time in the horticulture industry, we have come to realize how unsustainable much of the instant landscapes that are popular truly are. We decided to start Ozark Soul native plants and landscaping, specializing in Missouri native plant production and sales.  We offer a plant solution that will drastically minimize chemical input into your garden and emphasizes ecology. By combining our traditional horticulture education with our Missouri native plant palette, we hope to provide you with the right plant for your location.  We can also help with all your garden design, implementation, and maintenance needs. We know from experience the joys associated with a Missouri native plant garden and hope you will consider Ozark Soul, native plants and landscaping your home for  Missouri native plants.