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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?...

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Is it Okay to Plant in Winter?

Is it Okay to Plant in Winter?

With 30 years of experience in the landscape industry working in the Portland, Oregon area, here are a few pros, cons and tips I’ve learned about planting in the winter: 1. Marginal Plants As a general rule, winter is a good time to plant.  However, if the plant is...

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How to Choose an Overhead Garden Structure

How to Choose an Overhead Garden Structure

Overhead structures provide many benefits to the homeowner. They extend your outdoor living space, provide protection from the elements, and enhance the beauty of the landscape. These structures allow you to spend more time relaxing and enjoying your garden in a...

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Fall Landscape Cleanup and Winter Maintenance

Fall Landscape Cleanup and Winter Maintenance

As we enter the increasingly colder months during this fall season and await the coming winter with its shorter and evermore blustery days, striking colors start to emerge around us like a golden and crimson blanket covering our hills and valleys. No doubt the...

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Winning the OLCA Grand Award

Winning the OLCA Grand Award

As the owner of a landscape design/build company, I often get to experience the joy and privilege of building amazing landscapes.  Every project starts the same with a simple conversation about the client’s yard.  From there, the design process begins involving hours...

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Native Perennial Plants for Your Garden

Native Perennial Plants for Your Garden

These native plants are well adapted to our climate, and typically require less irrigation and pesticides in order to thrive in our wet winters and dry summers. Many of these flowering perennials benefit butterflies and birds. Consider incorporating some of these...

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