Spring time is planting time in the Pacific Northwest. You have your favorite shovel, some good soil to amend with, and a hankering for some hard work. But there is just one problem:
What should you plant?
I have written about plants many times, but today I am just going to tell you about plants I love. And just so I don't get carried away, let's limit it to 6. Read More
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No, our site was not hacked by some other Portland landscaper.
We just realize that we should not try to be "all things to all people". And that's ok. Your landscaper is out there.
Here are a couple reasons you might NOT want to hire us for your landscape project: Read More
The last time I wrote on this blog about landscaping on a budget, it was 2013. Since then that post has been on of our most popular, both on the website and Pinterest.
I am a people pleaser so I am back to give you what you want: MORE ways to landscape your yard without spending a fortune. Read More
Portland is not a desert. Ferns, azaleas, rhododendrons, and moss all thrive here. Those are not desert plants.
But what if you are tired of that plant selection? And want something different? Something water wise and low maintenance? Then perhaps a high desert landscape design would be perfect. Read More
Most residential landscape designs in Portland are boring. We use the same plants, in the same ways, and spend less than an hour a week caring for them. The results are... boring.
Is it difficult to create a yard that grabs the eyes of people? Not really. Adding just one or two key elements to your current landscape can make a huge impact. Here are 5 of my favorite ways to wake up a slumbering landscape: Read More
And why it isn't a bad thing.
Rejection hurts. I totally get that. And when someone says "It's not you, it's me" it doesn't feel any better.
Knowing this makes it difficult for me to do what I sometimes have to do: decline a potential client's landscaping project.
So why would we turn down the opportunity to work with you? Read More
Does guilt keep you from doing what you know you need to do- remove unwanted plants from your garden? Do you just keep adding new plants, creating new problems and regrets?
Constant addition to a garden usually results in chaos and death (plant related, so not that serious.) At times the best solution is to remove a plant. When should you seriously consider pulling a plant? Read More
For 9 days in January you can get free admission to the excellent Lan Su Chinese Garden.
If you have never been to the Chinese Garden you are missing out! The garden is small, but every square inch is covered with intricate beauty.
For more on the Chinese Garden's Nine Free Days check out the full post. Read More
I love a clean, even spartan, modern landscape. Minimalism can be great.
But for a space to be truly livable it needs a hook- something that grabs your attention the 100th time you see it. Clean element next to clean element next to clean element, all perfectly proportioned... after a couple viewings your mind just skips over it.
Here are 5 elements that could be a focal point in your modern garden space: Read More