You might think this is not possible in our Central Oregon climate, but it is! I spent the most wonderful day touring a friends ranch in Tumalo, Oregon. I was with a client who is planning a Japanese inspired garden for her own hillside home, and she asked were do we start! It seems to me, a garden design is not unlike an interior. the same principles of scale and balance can be applied, using texture and playing with light and shadows. Add in a few sculptural elements, and always consider the most important principle of "less is more"
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Now I am off to the Japanese garden in Portland, a true gem! Happy gardening