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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...
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...
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...
Common Toxic Plants used in Pacific NW Landscaping

Common Toxic Plants used in Pacific NW Landscaping

You may be surprised how many of the landscape plants surrounding you in your yard are poisonous. Since they can’t run away from predators like animals do, plants rely on toxins, as well as thorns, spines and prickles, as a form of self-preservation. This is the...