Zen garden: Portland, OR Arboritum
Leisure Landscapes can design and install the garden of your
choice, whether your taste includes the formal, manicured look
of an estate garden, the whimsical color of an English cottage
garden, the peaceful tranquility of an oriental Zen retreat
or something in your dreams.
The successful style will take into account your personal taste
as well as the architecture of your home and the prevailing
look and feel of the community.
Whatever the style,
attention will be paid to placement of planting material by
light requirements, size, and color and texture.
step in plant selection is light requirements. One of the most
difficult areas is low-light, shady conditions. Plants suitable
for these areas include nandina, hosta, ferns, mahonia and a
selection of multi-colored flowers.
should present a tiered or layered look, with smallest plants
in the foreground, largest to the rear. Rear plantings should
be evergreen to provide a screen and four-season presence of
to garden design is combining plants of different color and
texture to bring out their individual unique qualities wile
providing a cohesive, integrated planting.
to the planting materials, much value can be obtained by using
accent accessories such as bird baths, sundial, fountains, statues