Farm Entrance Garden

This design and installation was for my Momma. They recently moved to a property with a massive blueberry orchard and my Dad, a woodworker, built a greenhouse and garden beds for my mom's hobby farm. The entrance to the farm was once a tedious slope, now terraced with a stairway. But it needed inviting plants to make the entrance more welcoming.

 

Plants that could handle drought and poor soil were selected as this was once a gravel driveway with lots of compaction. Plants with summer (yarrow, verbena, strawberry) and Christmas/January interest (manzanita, heathers, red twig dogwood) were also chosen, as my parents are snowbirds for the rest of the year in Mexico. 

A rock dry stream bed adds a dynamic level of interest, and their grandkids love climbing around on the stones.

LOCATION

Gresham

GARDEN GOALS

- Plants for poor soil and heat

- Dynamic visual

- Evergreens for winter interest

- Summer flowers for bees and color

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