Revitalized Meditation Garden

This is an example of a garden edit rather than full design. Sally already had great bones to her woodland garden, but aggressive weeds and groundcovers were taking over and the garden needed more anchor points.

 

We added lots of native plants to increase habitat, natural stumps for a forest floor element, and fragrance from a Japanese Daphne variety near her front porch where she sits and meditates each morning. Sally has always dreamed of having a formal Japanese garden, but also is an avid hiker who cherishes the wildness of our woodlands. This garden combines a bit of both. 

The stepping stones were re-leveled as they sunk over time and became a tripping hazard. The bird bath was removed and a natural bird bath basalt boulder will eventually replace it.

Sometimes a garden needs a little love and fresh ideas. Editing is a more affordable way to bring new life to your garden than starting over with a new design. And it often makes you appreciate things about the garden you used to despise, now that they are in a new light.

LOCATION

South Burlingame, SW Portland

GARDEN GOALS

- Freshen up space

- Remove weeds and aggressive ornamentals

- Bring in natural materials like logs and stones for anchor points

- Add northwest native plants

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