GARDENING

Plant Northwest-Friendly Bulbs This Fall for An Explosion of Color Next Spring

With a little work—and plenty of patience—your next spring garden will be incredible.

10/05/2015 By Kate Bryant

GARDEN DESIGN

This Dramatic, Colorful, and Playful Portland Garden Has it All

Combining eclectic art, an Asian-inspired pavilion, painted concrete walls, and plenty of space for entertaining, a West Slope couple crafted their dream outdoor space one piece at a time.

10/05/2015 By Kate Bryant

NEWS

Portland Japanese Garden Unveils Major $33.5 Million Expansion

Construction will begin this September on three new LEED-certified buildings and seven new garden spaces.

07/16/2015 By Marty Patail

GARDEN INSPIRATION

A Dazzling Portland Garden with Tropical Flair

Step inside the lush garden of a Northeast Portland landscape designer who created her own ever-changing oasis.

04/27/2015 By Kate Bryant

GARDEN DESIGN

Plants of Peril

Head inside Portland’s pokiest, spikiest, spindliest backyard—but watch your fingers!

10/10/2014 By Kate Bryant

DESIGN

6 Amazing Living Walls Redefining "Greenspace" in Portland

We explore PSU's exciting outdoor Ecological Learning Plaza and a handful of the city's best vertical gardens.

10/10/2014 By Maya Seaman

Slideshow

Slide Show: Inside the Danger Garden

We check out the Danger Garden, Loree Bohl's impressive collection of spiky, spiny, and prickly Northwest plants.

06/13/2014

GARDEN DESIGN

A Wild and Playful Portland Garden

Crafted humor, whimsical color, and seriously lush horticulture blend in one of the city's greatest backyards.

05/01/2014 By Randy Gragg

HOME & GARDEN

Three Stunning Handmade Beehives

Portland’s Bee Thinking offers some especially sweet local design.

04/24/2014 By Maya Seaman

Slideshow

Slide Show: Cynthia Woodyard's Whimsical Garden

Crafted humor and serious horticulture blend in one of Portland's greatest gardens.

04/10/2014

HOME & GARDEN

Backyard Agriculture Meets Legos? Yes!

Portland start-up Together Farm turns recycled plastic into snap-together raised garden beds.

12/03/2013 By Zach Dundas

PLANTWISE

How to Get Rid of Your Lawn

Ditch the grass in favor of garden beds and flowers—without breaking your back

10/01/2013 By Kate Bryant

CULTUREPHILE

Tending Tradition at the Portland Japanese Garden

The world-class garden's CEO Steve Bloom and curator Sadafumi Uchiyama seek to reinvent an exquisite, endangered art.

10/01/2013 By Randy Gragg Photography by Ashley Anderson

GARDENING

Plantwise: Autumn Colors without Trees

How to bring the beauty of fall to your home garden, without the space-hogging branches.

09/03/2013 By Kate Bryant

PLANT THIS NOW

Know and Grow Portland Natives

Why plant PNW natives? Sure they're pretty, but they also offer invaluable habitat, a sense of place and connection with the surrounding environment

08/04/2013 By Kate Bryant

HABITAT

A Northwest Garden with Global Soul

Two devoted plant collectors gather a garden of exotics to complement their internationally influenced home.

08/01/2013 By Kate Bryant

PLANTWISE

Garden Inspiration from NYC's High Line

Capture the look of New York City's chic railway garden in your own yard.

08/01/2013 By Kate Bryant

PLANT THIS NOW

A Must-Have, Dazzling Purple Perennial Salvia

Looking for that perfect, long-blooming perennial to tie your flower garden together? Try Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'.

07/23/2013 By Kate Bryant

DIY

Raised Bed Kits Without Tools or Trouble

Raised beds makes raising happy vegetables easier; these kits make raising the beds easy too.

07/18/2013 By Kristin Belz

PLANTWISE

Sunscreen for your Plants

How to xeriscape—or prepare your garden for the hot summer sun

07/01/2013 By Kate Bryant