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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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Gardening Palettes: Painting with Plants

Gardening Palettes: Painting with Plants

Designing a landscape can be a lot of fun, but it is also daunting for some people. One way to look at your yard is to think of it as a blank canvas, and the plants are your paints. Each variety of plant has their own unique feature and come in several different...

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Drought Tolerant Plants Get Thirsty Too

Drought Tolerant Plants Get Thirsty Too

With ever-warmer and drier summers, many of our clients request drought-tolerant planting plans. Saving water is a win-win, helping conserve natural resources and lower water bills. A typical drought-tolerant planting plan may include a mixture of Pacific Northwest...

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