About Julie Palasma
Julie Palasma has spent 27 years in the Landscape Design and design-build industry. Although she has focused primarily on design, she has also comprehensively managed the entire installation process, working with multiple subcontractors to ensure quality. Her focus has always been on high-end residential landscapes, ranging from $50,000 to over $2 million for landscape projects. She has a mindset for ensuring that there is value provided for the costs, and enjoys helping guide clients towards choices that will best complement their house for the long term.
Julie’s particular interests include outdoor living spaces, functional design for the way people use their space, using interesting plant material, and trying to make every space as unique and inviting as possible for the people who live in them. She has held many positions within the “green industry”, including greenhouses, nurseries, garden maintenance and landscape construction crews. This diverse background has assisted her designs, by knowing how things actually work in the field, and an ability to work closely with the landscape crews doing the installation.
A self-described plant geek, she started growing seedlings as a small child, and was even cross-breeding iris before she could drive. She gets excited about finding and using interesting plant material, including large specimen trees, and creating elaborate garden beds with less common plants. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Design and Construction from Colorado State University. After working in Vail, Colorado and Oregon, she settled down in Utah 13 years ago. In 2019 she changed the name of her business from Julie Kite Gardens to FLORECER Design.