Jason Minshew and Annie Taylor started working together in the gardening/landscape trade in 2001 in Austin, Texas as co-managers of a fine retail store, plant nursery, and landscape architecture firm called Gardens. This was a formidable chapter for the two, learning about business and design from the owners who were also important mentors. Annie and Jason went on to get married and started a family.
From 2008-2016 the two owned JBird & Company. JBird & Company offered a complete package with design, build, installation and garden maintenance services. Throughout Austin and the Hill Country JBird & Co. left its mark with beautiful stonework and gardens for homeowners, restaurants, and hotels. Simultaneously, Annie had a freelance design business called Fresh Configurations and Annie’s Omnium. Jason & Annie decided to start a new chapter in Flagstaff (Annie’s is a Flagstaff native) where they could be a part of a smaller community, be closer to family, and raise their boys amongst the mountains.
As luck would have it, Jason and Annie heard that Joan Abbott was wanting to sell her 35 year old Foxglove Gardening business in order to retire. Joan’s gardens are recognizable and stand in front of the most beautiful and prominent addresses in Flagstaff. Jason & Annie spent over a year getting to know Joan’s business to see if it would be a good fit. In April of 2016 Jason and Annie purchased Foxglove Gardening and got to work immediately with Joan ‘holding their hands’ to ensure a smooth transition for her faithful clients. The two are honored and thrilled to carry this legacy forward and continue to make Flagstaff a beautiful town.