Landscape Design for Year-Round Color in Portland

Landscape Design for Year-Round Color in Portland

Color in plants plays an important role in landscape design. There’s nothing quite like walking through a vibrant and colorful garden to make your day just a little bit better.  In fact, color can benefit our mental health in major ways, from reducing stress, to...
Aromatherapy in the Garden

Aromatherapy in the Garden

Written by Richell Chiu-Yap Landscape Designer at Blessing Landscapes LLC   The modern world can be an overwhelming place. With rising rates of stress and anxiety, many of us are searching for natural, simple strategies to help us relax, and one such strategy...
Integrating Technology in Smart Landscapes

Integrating Technology in Smart Landscapes

Technology has transformed the way we live and work. Our homes and offices are filled with ever-evolving “smart” solutions and technologies designed to make our lives easier, more productive, safer, and more fun. So why wouldn’t we introduce smart technologies into...
Adaptable Portland Landscapes for Changing Lifestyles

Adaptable Portland Landscapes for Changing Lifestyles

Portland is a city that celebrates individual differences. Nowhere is this more clear than in our neighborhoods, where it’s common to see houses and landscapes with unique styles and characteristics. Our homes and gardens don’t all need to look and function the same...
Elevating Accessibility in Portland Landscape Design

Elevating Accessibility in Portland Landscape Design

Interior designers and home builders around the world have increasingly focused on accessibility and universal design principles, and for good reason. Over a quarter of Americans live with a disability, and even a few small changes can make a big difference when it...