High Performance Landscapes: Back to Nature

We’ve been giving a lot of thought recently to the subject of our rapidly changing climate and the related crisis of the 6th mass extinction. As the scale of the

A Drought Tolerant Butterfly Garden for the Pacific Northwest

Two things that have been on our minds this August are drought and butterflies (and smoke and fires of course.) In my own garden, plants that have always seemed invincible

Gardiner Middle School Garden

Over the last several months, we have been working with Oregon City’s Gardiner Middle School Green Team to design and install a new garden in a vacant outdoor space between

Why native plants REALLY matter

Gardening and landscaping with native plants is different and sometimes more restrictive than a purely ornamental approach – so having a good reason WHY can be helpful inspiration. For me,