Do you ever have the feeling that the rain is never going to stop? I think that is the way us Pacific Northwest gardeners feel sometimes. But on a brighter note it is to be in the low to mid 70's by the weekend. Now that is something to get excited about!!!!! The photos are plants that are getting their groove on right now.
Beech Street Gardens is located in a USDA zone 8b, at an elevation of 253 ft./ latitude 45.54983/ longitude 122.603747 in NE Portland, Oregon which is located in the Willamette Valley of the Great Pacific Northwest. My partner Will and I purchased our 1,100 sq. ft. bungalow home that the gardens are based around in the summer of 1990. When the gardens first started there was lawn (2 1/2+ hours of edging and mowing) and a couple of 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, perennials and bulbs. 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.
Certified Backyard Habitat
Beech Street Gardens is an organic garden and certified as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation
It Is A Fact
"A Garden Is Only As Rich And Beautiful As The Integral Health Of The System; Pollinators are Essential To The System-Make Your Home Their Home" Derry MacBride
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