a selection of recent projects


Drought tolerant Landscape w/ patio & retaining wall  |  Phinney RIdge, Seattle, WA

Mixed drifts of drought tolerant shrubs and perennials surround an Indian Paintbrush Patio and Pathway. 


Drought tolerant Plantings, Rockery, and Raised Beds  |  Alameda RIdge, Portland, Or

We replaced a grass parking strip and slope in front of a home in Portland with a mix of xerophytic grasses, shrubs, and perennials.


Linear Seasonal Interest Planting  |  NE Portland, OR

This garden was installed to allow an elderly couple to enjoy new colors and foliage year round.  The project included plantings, ceramic pots, decorative rock, and the installation of a steel sculpture. 



Under the shade of an apple tree and two flowering dogwoods we planted woodland species that flower throughout the year. Plants include Himalayan Sweetbox, Mahonia, Oakleaf Hydrangea, Hellebores, Geraniums, Blueberries, Hostas, and a variety of deciduous and evergreen ferns.  The Sauna/Greenhouse in the background was designed by Minaker Architecture.


New Craftsman Home, Landscape Design  |  Phinney Ridge, SEATTLE, WA

A planting of showy flowering species and grasses (Euphorbia, Crape Myrtle, Jasmine, Lavenders) in the front of this new craftsman home transitions into a more subdued native palette (Rhododendron, Fern, Maple, Foamflower) towards the private back patio.  


Terraced Eco-Lawn, Flagstone Patio, and Planting Design/Build  |  Fremont, Seattle, WA

Construction is ongoing for this large project which will include three flagstone patios, granite terrace walls, an eco-lawn, native-inpired plantings, and several pathways/steps.  




A Silver Spring flagstone patio is covered by a cedarwood Pergola.  Surrounding the structure are mixed heat-tolerant species such as Creeping Thyme, Tree Lilly, Confederate Star Jasmine, French Lavender (not shown), and a Japanese Banana. 


Japanese Garden Path & Patio |  Bothell, WA

Oxalis and Mosses will fill in and around the Cowboy Coffee stones in this path through a narrow sideyard.


Patio w/ Drought Tolerant PLanting  |  Phinney Ridge, Seattle, WA

Permeable patio with cedar border is surrounded by contrasting textures of Mexican Feather Grass, Santolina, Sea Thrift, and Sun Rose.


Drought Tolerant Planting, using Native/New Zealand Species  |  North BEach, Seattle, WA

A small lawn was replaced with drought tolerant Pacific Northwest native cultivars and New Zealand cultivars to form a more interesting foundation planting.  


WOODLAND Path with Horizontal Fencing  |  Phinney Ridge, Seattle, WA

Even small spaces can be well utilized.  In this small area a stepping stone path curves through a native-inspired planting of Oxalis, Heuchera, and Sword Fern.  Thornless blackberries will climb up the horizontal cedar fence.  


YardSmart Rain Rewards Native Landscape and Cisterns  |  Kirkland, WA 

Working with the City of Kirkland, we installed three 265 gallon Cisterns, ammended the yard's soil with 5 yards of organic compost, and planted over 200 plants, 80% of which were native species or nativars (cultivar of a native species).  This will help manage stormwater on site and promote biodiversity in the city.  The basalt boulder wall and gravel pathway and patio were added to tie the project together.