Rain, Rain, Rain. Excess Rainwater and Design

Rainwater Design Elements Design elements that work with excess rainwater instead of against it. In the Pacific Northwest, it rains; everyone knows this. So far, 2017 is especially wet and dreary, and those few peaks of sunlight feel like a lifeline to warmer and brighter times. But before we all move on to flowers, long […]

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Oregon Natives, The Best Low-Maintenance Landscape

Low-Maintenance Landscape Design In our Design Studio, we get a lot of requests for a low-maintenance landscapes. While spending time in the garden is important to some, others have different responsibilities that keep them from doing that, or just have a general lack of interest/ability to really nurture their outdoor space. ┬áNo judgement here, sometimes […]

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Successful Gardening in a Coastal Environment

We often get asked what plants do well in a coastal situation. Having just returned from a week on the southern Oregon coast, I had the time and opportunity to see for myself, and am happy to share some good options. Here in western Oregon we have what is usually referred to as a Mediterranean […]

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Dividing Perennials in Fall

Dividing Perennials Many gardeners are in the know on this method of multiplying your favorite perennials… but it can still seem like a daunting task if you have never tried it before. Let us put your mind at ease a bit. Splitting perennials in the Fall can be some of your best time spent in […]

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