Portland Landscaping: Seven ways to improve curbside appeal

Improving curb appeal is a phrase often used by realtors when trying to sell a home. They know the importance of making a good first impression. But even if you are not planning to sell your home anytime soon, a fresh and welcoming exterior is a wonderful thing to come home to each day. Here […]

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10 Tips for Gardening with Children

  Children are natural gardeners. They are curious and learn by experiencing new things. They love to dig, they love dirt, and most even love worms. Here are some tips to help you and your little gardener have a great time growing together this season. Let them have their own space. Whether it is within […]

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Our top picks for Portland landscaping flowers

Every Portland landscape has the potential to be a breathtaking scene of color and texture. Our climate allows for lush greens and bright colors to fill the yard all year long. We live in the GREAT Northwest! However for some, choosing which flowers to fill a yard can be a little overwhelming. The “problem” is […]

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The benefits of a Grafted Tomato

What is a grafted tomato plant? A grafted tomato plant is actually two plants that are spliced or grafted together just above the soil line. What happens is the grower selects a tomato plant that has a superior, vigorous and disease resistant root system and cuts the plant off from the roots. They then select […]

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Native Plants of the Northwest

The abundance and notably varied plant life is unique to the Pacific Northwest. It is only natural as gardeners that we would want to incorporate these wonders into our own gardens. When planting to add native plants to the garden please consider your local conditions of microclimate, soil, and vegetation to accommodate these temper-mental plants […]

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Plants that grow well on the Oregon Coast

For our Coastal friends, here are plants that will tolerate salt spray. Trees Acer ginnala Amur Maple Arbutus menziesii Pacific Madrone Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Port Orford Cedar Chamaecyparis obtuse Hinkoki Cypress Crataegus Hawthorn Cupressocypraris leylandii Leyland Cypress Ilex apuifolium English Holly Laurus nobilis Bay Laurel Picea sitchensis Sitka Spruce Pinus contorta Shore Pine Pinus mugho Mugo […]

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