How to Work With Native Plants in Your Garden (And Why)

How to Work With Native Plants in Your Garden (And Why)

  It’s no secret that our treasured natural ecosystems and wildlife habitats have been shrinking over the last several decades, and this is especially noticeable in city environments. Although we in the Pacific Northwest have done more than many places to...
Bistro Lights

Bistro Lights

Installing an outdoor lighting system is a wonderful way to add beauty and style to one’s home.  After the sun sets it creates a warm, inviting environment and allows one to enjoy the outdoor space well into the night.  From inside the home, it can bring joy...
Maximize Your Space: Design Ideas for a Small Garden

Maximize Your Space: Design Ideas for a Small Garden

With property sizes getting smaller nowadays, homeowners are faced with a new challenge of creating a functional and beautiful outdoor retreat with very limited square footage. While a sprawling backyard might seem wonderful, there are definitely advantages to having...
Get Backyard Habitat Certified!

Get Backyard Habitat Certified!

Would you like your garden to attract birds, butterflies, beneficial pollinators, and other wildlife? Do you live on a property in Oregon that is less than an acre in Multnomah, Clackamas, or Washington County, or within Clark County in Washington state? Did you know...
Creating a Sense of Community- the New Front Porch

Creating a Sense of Community- the New Front Porch

Back in the day, many homes were built with large sweeping front porches.  You could sit on a comfortable chair or porch swing and wave or chat to your neighbors as they passed by.  You could keep an eye on the comings and goings of the kids as they ran from yard to...