A Wreath Made and Shared


2015 Repeat Client for Workshops and Custom Wreaths

2015 Repeat Client for Workshops and Custom Wreaths

2015 Workshop Attendee - Hypertufa Class

2014 Workshop Attendee – Hypertufa Class


Workshop Attendee and Recent Photographer of my Plants!

Workshop Attendee and Photographer of my Plants! Check her work out in Ellington, CT at Joyful Reflections Photography too!




Container Garden Install Customer and Workshop Attendee

Container Garden Install Customer and Workshop Attendee

Photographer of my Plants - Debut Cinematic

Photographer of my Plants – Debut Cinematic

Business Store-Front Customer - Local Hairdresser

Thank you Memo

Thank you Memo



Cindy Cerrato Daly
East Windsor, CT
2013 Open Studio Days (Creating with Evergreens)

Had a WONDERFUL time with Cathy teaching me how to make a beautiful kissing ball, if I do say so myself! It was my very first class with this very, sweet kind and talented lady & you can be sure it WILL NOT be my last!!!! Just going into her very festive and beautiful home will fill you with Christmas spirit !!!! THANK YOU, Cathy…We had a great time. Hope to see you again soon. 


Southbury Garden Club
June 2014 Presentation and Demo
Decorative Edibles in Mixed Container Gardens

Vernon Garden Club
May 2014  Presentation and Demo
Incorporating Decorative Edibles in Mixed Container Gardens


Linda Cournoyer
Enfield, CT
2013 Kissing Ball & Evergreens Creations Class (Survey Feedback):

It’s a #1!  It’s a cozy, social event with loved familiar faces, good eats and drinks.  You have made it magical with all the amazing decorations I feel like I visited Santa’s house at the North Pole!  The classroom is setup so well with everyone’s station, info packet, lighting, and music! BTW – the decor available for sale was very unique.  Even the trip out to the greens was an experience, the path of hay and the many varieties of greens to choose from the “manger!”  I almost expected to see Baby Jesus!  


Magnet Works
2013 (posted on Facebook):

Thanks so much to Cathy T’s Landscape Designs for writing about Magnet Works & Studio M in her blog! Click the link below to read the article!


Eilene Kelley, Class Comment
Enfield, CT

Hi Cathy! I would just like to let you know that I really enjoyed your kissing ball class on Saturday. You’re a great teacher! I was impressed at how organized you were, I would recommend your classes to anyone. The atmosphere was warm, felt like a Christmas party! I will definitely take other classes with you. As for my ball, I decided to put lights in it so that all Katie lane can see it.. LOL

Thank you Memo from Ellington Women’s Club
April 2013
Container Demo and Talk:  Cathy T’s Thank You Letter 4-4-13


Sylvie Desrosiers-Arcari: Class Comment
Enfield, CT

I attended a Cathy T’s event yesterday, she held a class on kissing ball making. I just have to say that she is an awesome teacher with an incredible eye for design. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to learn about design or who just want something special in the way of landscape design…she is The BOMB!

Brenda Crockett: BMX Skate Park Design
East Windsor, CT

Cathy!!!!  I so LOVE what you have done with this!!!  I want to cry, it looks so real and beautiful.  Such a long-awaited dream is coming to life.  SIX YEARS……that is how long ago I, my son, some other parents and twenty 14-year olds went before Park and Rec to pitch our park plan for East Windsor.  I told them that we were NOT giving up.  Shortly later, new players, another meeting where we were all voted into our current committee roles and now here we are.  And on top it it all, now we have YOU!  YAAAAAAY!  All of your design plans for this new park in town for kids’ extreme sports look wonderful. Thank you so much for your help thus far. It is an honor to be working with you on this 😮

Lucy Clark: Front Foundation Planting Design
Tolland, CT

Thank you Cathy!  These design pictures are awesome!  We love how you landscaped around our well pump to disguise it.  Mark really loves the paver walkway concept.  And I love the stone walls, they are so pretty with the plantings you showed.  We’re looking forward to talking about the plants recommended with you more.

Charlotte Bernard:  Small Front Yard Design
Enfield, CT

Thank you for your design presentation! After my vacation, I will call you so we could start with the side of the stairs as you show on the designs you did for me. I was thinking if I do all the nice flowers beds included in the yard, maybe the people who go to the rink across the street will see the beautiful designs you have created too.  You’re the one I needs to have a beautiful front yard.

Colleen Peck:  Front Home Design
Willington, CT

Cathy,  I want to thank you so much for the designs you have come up with for our front landscape, they are fabulous!!  I love how you have created just what we wanted, our front door to be the main entrance that everyone will want to use.  You have used plants and bushes that I adore.  Thank you again!!!

Marie Jeffery:  Enhancements to Front of Church Entrance
South Windsor, CT

I love all the designs you did for the entrance of Our Savior Lutheran Church in South Windsor. You are so talented!!! No matter which design we choose it will enhance the beauty of our church. Thanks so much!!! Marie

Terri Zaczynski:  Front Foundation Planting Design with Plant Deliver
Suffield, CT

When my parents were looking to relandscape the front of their home, I called Cathy and she came over to make an assessment. Cathy then completed designs and presented them with a beautiful binder with several landscape design options, showing before and after photos of their home. The binder also included how to care for the plants, brochures and other helpful information. It was so professionally done and enabled my parents to see just how each design would look once it was done. The binder is also something they can reference in the future if they want to add more plants since it is theirs to keep. They picked their design and then Cathy hand picked each plant to ensure they received very healthy and hardy plants. She delivered them and even place them where they were to be planted. She also paid attention to size to ensure that the plants would have the right amount of room to grow and were not over crowded. Cathy is very knowledge and worked with them to give them just what they wanted. I am so impressed with Cathy T’s Landscape Design, she definately goes the extra mile for her customer. Thank you Cathy for making my parents so happy with their new landscape, it is beautiful!!! 🙂

Catherine Cella:  Backyard by Shed Design
Joyful Reflections
Ellingtion, CT

Cathy Testa is awesome! I won a free landscape consultation and when she came over to give me some advice I was so excited! She has such great vision and ideas! Such an incredible person to work with too! I so appreciated everything she did for we with plans and all.

Suffield, CT:  Container Garden Installation Around Home

Each year I looked forward to visiting Cathy’s home to see her picture perfect and jaw dropping plants & containers she had grown always saying that one day I would have the same.  That day came last summer when I enlisted Cathy T’s Design to do my containers at my home.  And all I can say is WOW !  Cathy certainly has an eye for each home’s personality and took into consideration the layout of my… property and was able to produce containers that displayed not only beautiful textures and arrangements of plants but also incorporated the colors I asked for and added her own special touches with glass beads and ornaments and antiques that I had on my property.  Many of the quality plants that were purchased were perinnels and that if I followed her instructions, I would be able to winter them in my basement to use again in the spring/summer.  I followed her instructions and this summer was able to use what I had from last year and incorporate new plantings to my containers to achieve the look, texture, and colors that I wanted.  I have been extremely happy with Cathy’s work, advice, choice of plants and color and what she did for me as a customer.  My hopes for the future are for a hillside landscape planting from Cathy T’s.  She is just so super fun to work with.  She takes all the headaches away and is truly passionate about her work!

To reach Cathy Testa, call 860-977-9473 or containercathy@gmail.com

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