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...
The Benefits of Trees

The Benefits of Trees

While I don’t consider myself a ‘tree hugger’ in the sense that I want to protect every tree, I do love trees, and I have occasionally hugged one. I think we can all agree that not all trees have the same value, but science has recently quantified some of the benefits...
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...
Rethinking Garden Cleanup

Rethinking Garden Cleanup

When Autumn arrives, thoughts turn to cleaning up the garden after the exuberance of summer growth. This does not need to be such a chore: there are ways to lighten your workload while working with nature. Especially if you have a larger property, you can leave...