Your garden is an endless job, right?..........This is the front walk to the house and has been redone about four or five times, but this will be the last (I'm smiling as I write this). Needing to post a picture of this before it is finished, so I can get some Oohs and Aahs from everyone when it is completed. I wish I had taken a photograph before I started anything but forgot. Anyway there will be a gravel strip the width of the brick planter that is on the side of the porch all the way down to the driveway with pathway lighting. There are a couple of plantings of bulbs that need to die back before I want to move them, so at this point I'm going to purchase all the materials and be ready to move forward. I'm very excited about this, I have always wanted lighting on the walk but it was not speaking to me till about 3 weeks ago. So be looking for an update in the future.
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.
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Beech Street Gardens is an organic garden and certified as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation
It Is A Fact
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