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Yard, Garden & Indoor Houseplant


20 per hour Virtual OK

I love working in yards and gardens and also with indoor houseplants. I can help you clean up your garden beds by wedding/taking/placing soil, plant things for you and help you find the right plants for inside or out.

As far as indoor houseplants go I have experience with a huge variety of them but haven't ever had cactuses 🌵 For outdoor options I really love evergreens, edibles (fruit trees, berries....) and perennials. Growing food is a huge perk so if you wanted help with establishing a garden or garden boxes I'd be all over helping you facilitate something practical.

Training & Qualifications

Transforming two different yards in two very different climates (Portland & Bend). Keeping over 80 indoor houseplants alive and well 🌱

Availability & Preferences

Weekdays and some weekends.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!


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About Trista Schmerber

Hello! I'm open to trading a lot of things but what I have to offer: watching your kids, working in your yard or garden, help with indoor houseplants or organize parts of your home or office.... My... husband and I moved here from Portland in November with our 2yr old and almost four year old daughters. I had been nannying full time for 10+ years but started providing childcare out of our home once we had our second child. Now that we are Bend, my girls go to a preschool on M & T. My oldest prefers kids her age that are talkative and playful, while my second plays with anyone....especially if it involves chase 😆 We like to take advantage of living within walking distance of Sawyer Park as well as Harvest park. I have a double stroller that can actually fit four kids if necessary and am also very comfortable with baby wearing. Our yard is fully fenced in, we garden a lot, have a large grassy area to run around and mature fruit trees to climb in and pick from. We like to spend as much time outside as possible and don't fret when the girls get messy. If it's not the dirt, it's the crafts. We try to eat mostly organic foods and keep toys that beep at you at a minimum. Because I babysat and ran my own daycare I have a huge range of kid toys/crafts/activities for kids of all ages and am experienced with juggling multiples. Breast milk, cloth name it I've probably done it ☺️ My husband and I are smitten for sushi, brewing beer, bicycles, live music, hiking, surfing and binge watching Netflix when the stars align. We are constantly purchasing items from home improvement/gardening stores but we we would also be interested in organic or free range meats, any bohemian type furnishings, outdoor gear, yard furniture or decorations, house cleaning or even massage or haircuts. I'm a natural blonde so microplaning sole eyebrows on my face would be amazing as well 😬 I have babysit for countless families and have solid references. Cheers!show more

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  • Travel
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  • Counseling & Therapy
  • Massage
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