Partners and Resources

Industry Resources
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

The national professional association representing landscape architects and advancing the practice through education, communication and fellowship.

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John Deere Landscapes

Strives to support the landscape industry’s top professionals with value added customer service to the residential homeowner. Need help purchasing your dream landscape? John Deere can help out!

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Oregon Tilth

Oregon Tilth is a nonprofit research and education membership organization dedicated to biologically sound and socially equitable agriculture. Oregon Tilth offers educational events throughout the state of Oregon, and provides organic certification services to organic growers, processors, and handlers internationally.

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Eco-Logical Business Program

The Landscape Services Program is one part of the Eco-Logical Business Program. It recognizes landscape design, installation and maintenance service contractors that reach the highest standards in minimizing their environmental impact. The goal of the program is to prevent and minimize pollution generated by small businesses in the Tri-County area. This is the first multi-media (air, water, solid waste) landscaping services certification program in the nation.

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Home Builders Association (HBA) of Metropolitan Portland

Gives members opportunities to increase their contacts in the home building industry.

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Business Networking International (BNI)

Provides an environment for developing personal relationships with dozens of other qualified business professionals.

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Portland Executives Association

Provides a networking environment where members gain the tools to help their business grow.

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Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN)

A non-profit trade association that represents companies in the nursery and greenhouse industry.

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Oregon Landscape Contractor’s Association (OLCA)

Serves the needs of its members and promotes the growth and well being of the landscape industry.

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Rain Bird

The world’s leader in residential irrigation systems. All irrigation systems installed by Drake’s are constructed with top quality Rain Bird components.

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SYNLawn of Oregon

Experts of artificial grass and synthetic turf products for lawns, landscapes, golf putting greens, golf driving ranges and playgrounds. Check out this eco-friendly alternative to traditional lawn.

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Pacific Gate Works

Creates beautifully crafted custom gates constructed from metal and cedar. The simplicity and functionality in their gates render a timeless quality that melds with a variety of architectural styles.

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Oregon Hot Springs Spas

Committed to delivering the highest quality, energy efficient hot tubs & saunas on the market, while promising unparalleled customer service.

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Collier Arbor Care

Since 1937, a family-owned business providing professional and personalized tree, shrub and lawn care services to the Portland, Oregon metro area.

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Creative Fences & Decks

At Creative Fences & Decks, they believe that customized, high quality construction can be done at an affordable price. Their reputation has been built on a commitment to customer service, innovative design ideas, and competitive prices. They are committed to bringing our knowledge, expertise and experience to each and every customer.

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APEX Masonry

We’ve worked with Jesse at APEX Masonry for years! He is a skilled craftsman with most anything that requires mortar and a steady hand. Custom stonework, outdoor fireplaces, water features, retaining walls and all sorts of brickwork… he’s truly second to none.

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Professional Landscape Network (PLANET)

Landscape industry’s major trade organization. Members are a unique blend of landscape design/building companies, landscape maintenance and interior landscape firms.

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CLIA

The Irrigation Association is the leading membership organization for irrigation companies and professionals. Together with our members, we are committed to promoting efficient irrigation and to long-term sustainability of water resources for future generations.

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Angie’s List

Every second, thousands of people search the  internet for service companies in their area, only to end up with a  lousy service experience due to limited information. Angie’s List takes  the guesswork out of finding good service companies by providing its  members with thousands of unbiased ratings and reviews of their local  service companies.

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Plant Website Links
OSU Dept. of Horticulture’s Landscape Plants

Contains images and information on over 900 landscape plants listed in alphabetical order by genus.

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Monrovia Plant Search

An enhanced plant catalog where you can look at all 2,200 plants that Monrovia offers.

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Blooming Advantage

Offers an extensive selection of unique perennials, groundcovers, shrubs, ornamental grasses and herbs. The plant finder feature on their website provides quality information to help you create your own beautiful garden.

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Peace of Mind Nursery

A local nursery offering a fantastic array of rare and unusual conifers and ornamentals. The gem of conifer nurseries, they offer exceptional dwarf, prostrate, variegated and pendulous varieties, as well as excellent candidates for patio containers, bonsai and specifimen.

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American Rhododendron Society

A non-profit organization whose purpose is to encourage interest in  and to disseminate knowledge about rhododendrons and azaleas.

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Public Gardens Links
The Oregon Garden

One of Oregon’s most popular destinations, where thousands of plants are displayed in more that twenty specialty gardens.

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Portland Classical Chinese Garden

An authentically built Ming Dynasty Scholar’s Garden and living museum of Chinese trees and flora.

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Portland Japanese Garden

Composed of five distinct garden styles on a 5.5 acre site. Through the careful use of plants, stones and water, these gardens emerge as places of serene and quiet beauty.

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The Berry Botanic Garden

Began as the personal collection of a remarkable plants woman, Rae Selling Berry (1881-1976). This extraordinary garden is maintained in the service of education, conservation and horticulture.

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Portland Parks & Recreation

Sustains a healthy park and recreation system in Portland… Take a walk, learn about urban forestry, attend a class or volunteer.

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Garden Information Links
Oregon State University Extension Service

Provides a Master Gardener Program as well as online garden calendars, how-to publications and an archive of gardening articles.

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Regional Water Providers Consortium

Committed to being good stewards of our region’s water resources and providing information on easy and effective ways to save our most precious resource ~ water. Visit the Water-Efficiency Demonstration Garden at Clackamas Community College.

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The National Gardening Association (NGA)

A wonderful resource for parents and teachers to inspire children about gardening and helping young minds grow!

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Garden for Kids

Provides links to numerous online sites that provide fun and educational opportunities for children.

 

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Washington State University Extension Service

Provides a Master Gardener Program and a monthly regional gardening column.

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