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

GARDEN EVENTS

Designers Garden Tour 2013

Visit seven gardens on Portland’s west side for DIY design inspiration—or to find the perfect designer for your own garden.

06/17/2013 By Kate Bryant

DESIRABLES

Garden Structures Looking Up

Arborela makes it easy to create a garden room, whether for people or for tomatoes.

06/14/2013 By Kristin Belz

GARDEN DESIGN

Jane Platt Garden Tour

Join us as we wander the sloping pathways of this idyllic, iconic garden on a perfect Portland spring evening.

05/13/2013 By Kristin Belz

OUT AND ABOUT

Xera Plants To Unveil New Retail Digs

This June, the hip plant wholesaler is putting down retail roots on the edge of inner SE Portland's Industrial District.

05/06/2013 By Kate Bryant

INSIDE THE MAGAZINE

Home and Garden in the May Issue

Domestic dispatches from Portland Monthly's May issue, including big ideas for colorful DIY family style

05/03/2013 By Allison Jones