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Featured Projects

Modern Pollinator Front Yard  - Beaumont/Wilshire

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Tally's low maintenance and drought tolerant garden was designed to match her lifestyle of travel adventure, while also offering year round colorful flowers for pollinators. Blue-green foliage, cast slabs, and steel edging bring a modern aesthetic that compliments the Mid-Century Modern styling of her home.

Mediterranean Naturescape - Lake Oswego

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Justine's Italian heritage, desire for a modern facelift on an outdated suburban yard, and Backyard Habitat Certification drove the design for this large Lake Oswego front yard. 

Urban Meadow + Orchard - Buckman

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Permaculture and pollinator focused plants brought new life to this almost entirely rock yard. A winding pathway from the deck to a fire-pit area adds contour to a long and skinny plot.

Whimsical Woodland Garden - Irvington

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This design embraced the client's love of Sci-fi /Fantasy with whimsical woodland plants that could handle the deep shade of this Irvington tree-lined home. Berms and a rain garden added dimension to a once flat, patchy grass lawn.

Lush Sun-lovers Slope - Irvington

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Boulder stepping stones, rock rain gardens, and colorful, sun-loving plants bring life and dimension to this sunny sloped side yard.

Low maintenance, curbside appeal - Woodstock

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Pete worked side by side with me to transform his once unremarkable grass lawn into a space for walking, sitting, and inviting both neighbors and wildlife to feel at home. 

Northwest Understory - Lake Oswego

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Under the canopy of three different types of fir trees and hemlocks, native plants and NW favorites that thrive in shade like Rhododendrons and Hydrangeas act as a natural, low-maintenance understory that adds an organic dimension to the astro turf lawn selected for a busy family.

Shade Natives for Big Impact - Buckman 

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A shady slope can be a tricky location, but our native woodland plants are so adaptable to shady situations. Within months of planting, this micro front yard became a lush slope of green.

Revitalized Meditation Garden - South Burlingame

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A writer who dreams of a Japanese garden finds a meditative sanctuary in this native woodland planting that invites wildlife to visit (with some Japanese favorites like anemones tucked in).

Low Maintenance Xeriscape - North Tabor

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A low maintenance design for plants that can handle heat was needed for a hands-off rental property. A massive slope of ivy was replaced with xeriscaped retaining walls that give a wild effect with texture and color throughout the year. This yard receives zero supplemental water and the plants thrive.

Dynamic Micro Welcome Garden - Gresham

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A free design plan for a Black Resilience Fund recipient who wanted something a little more exciting than a patchy grass lawn. Lonitah's lots of bold purples and blues, and unique salvaged materials made this welcome garden extra special.

Farm Entrance Garden - Gresham

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New garden beds flanking a stairway to a hobby farm replaced a drab gravel parking lot. Colorful flowers and drought tolerant evergreen shrubs provide year round interest.

DESIGN - Suburban Oasis Garden

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A transformed space for play and retreat for a young family in a quiet suburban neighborhood, with lots of sensory plants, privacy hedges, and reduced lawn size for easier maintenance. This project is in process, plants coming in Spring!

DESIGN - Edible + Medicinal Homestead

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A design focused on edible and medicinal plants using permaculture concepts for a young family moving to a large chunk of land with big garden dreams. This example showcases the details of a design presentation for DIY clients.