Thursday, August 13, 2009

Welcome to Beech Street Gardens

Beech Street Gardens is located at an elevation of 253 ft./ latitude 45.54983/ longitude 122.603747 in the beautiful Pacific Northwest or also known as NE Portland, Oregon. My partner Will and I purchased our home that the gardens are based around 19 years ago. I have redone the gardens many times, but I believe this to be the last phase because I finally figured out what I want it to look like. When the gardens first started there was lawn (2 1/2 hours of edging and mowing) and a few flower beds. Today there is a very small lawn (15 mins. top to edge and mow) and small minor gardens within three major gardens consisting of trees, shrubs, and perennials. These gardens are based on drought tolerant plants, very close to a Mediterranean style. Plants receive most of their water during the fall, winter, spring months from the rains and with very little help from me during the summer. Even though I have watered three days this year, when it hits 100+ I feel guilty.

Please visit often, there will be a great mix of pictures during the year. At Beech Street Gardens there is always something in bloom. Once in a while I will show you a photo of what the yard looked like a few years ago, comparing it to what it looks like today. I'm sure you will enjoy the difference.

1 comment:

  1. Welcome to the world of blogging!
    Congrats on your garden and site.

    Will @ rita deco