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Is Bamboo for You?

Is Bamboo for You?

Why Bamboo? There are over a thousand different varieties of Bamboo, each with its unique growing habit, height, texture, and color. With so many varieties, you are sure to find one or two that will be a terrific addition to the garden. From sun to shade and from...
Considerations for Allergens in the Garden

Considerations for Allergens in the Garden

You go outside on a gorgeous summer day eager to tidy up the garden when all of a sudden, the sneezing, runny nose starts. Ahh, pollen! With asthma being the number one chronic disease for children, and science now pointing to a direct link in allergies causing...
Design Elements for Small Spaces

Design Elements for Small Spaces

The Portland Metro area is a beautiful and inspiring place to live but as more and more people flock here, developers are building homes on ever tinier and tinier lots. This means there’s not much outdoor space and even less privacy. So, what’s a homeowner to do?...
Key Elements for an Asian inspired Garden

Key Elements for an Asian inspired Garden

Living in the Pacific Northwest, we have a wealth of inspiration to pull from when designing and creating an Asian inspired garden. We have world renowned gardens such as the Portland Japanese Garden and the Lan Su Chinese Garden which, while very different from each...