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popular garden styles

Pacific Northwest Native

Resilient •  Ecologically Responsible  • Beautiful

There is no greater way to create a stunning natural landscape than the use of native plants. This is also the most sustainable way to manage your garden!

Naturally resilient - the toughest kind of garden there is. The pacific northwest native style is naturally beautiful and supports local wildlife that will add energy to your yard with visiting birds and pollinators. Lush and wild, with seasonal interest of color and texture.
 

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Mediterranean

Dry  •  Low-Maintenance •  Simple

Mediterranean landscaping, known for its drought-tolerant plants, low-maintenance features, and vibrant aesthetics, seamlessly fits the Pacific Northwest. The region's climate aligns with Mediterranean preferences, promoting water conservation and facilitating low-maintenance garden upkeep. This style's warm colors add visual appeal to the lush Pacific Northwest landscape, while its sustainability and native plant choices support environmental concerns. Additionally, it creates inviting outdoor living spaces that can be enjoyed year-round in the temperate climate.

Japanese

Shade Tolerant  •  Lush  •  Resilient


Japanese landscaping, with its focus on nature, water features, shade-loving plants, and year-round appeal, is well-suited to the Pacific Northwest. The lush, rainy climate complements this style, allowing for easy maintenance of water elements and shade-tolerant plants. Additionally, Japanese gardens promote tranquility, offering a peaceful escape from the urban environment, while their sustainability and year-round attractiveness align with the region's environmental values and weather conditions.

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Alpine

Rugged  • Practical • Year-Round 

Alpine landscaping is a style inspired by high-altitude mountain regions, emphasizing rugged terrain, rock formations, and hardy, alpine plants. It is a great fit for the Pacific Northwest due to the region's similar climate, which features cool, wet winters and mild, dry summers. Alpine plants are well-suited to these conditions, offering year-round interest in the garden. Additionally, the use of rocks and gravel in alpine landscaping complements the Pacific Northwest's natural topography and helps with water drainage, making it a practical and visually appealing choice for this region.

Permaculture

Edible • Dynamic• Engaging

 

A sustainable approach that harmonizes plants, animals, and humans in self-sufficient ecosystems, focusing on diversity, natural patterns, and minimal waste to create regenerative environments with maximum efficiency and minimal external input.

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