Perrenial Garden with Japanese Maple - Wide Shot with Path

Perennial Garden with Japanese Maple

What began with a bold choice in house color led to a lush, deep red inspiration to paint palate of this urban perennial garden, elegantly showcasing five majestic Japanese maples and blending beautifully with the existing architecture and colors of the property. The idea for this garden started with the rich shade of red we […]

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Xeriscape with Boulders, from Sidewalk

Xeriscape with Boulders

The bold choice to remove a wall led to a restoration of a garden slope that lent itself to improved drainage and a more interesting setting for the plants to be appreciated in. This drought-tolerant design is a great low maintenance option and only needs watering 7-8 times through the summer. Xeriscape gardens use environmental […]

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Native Garden Wide Shot, Portland, Oregon

Native Garden

Working with an existing Chinese palm tree and an Asian accented Craftsmen home, this native inspired garden incorporates many indigenous elements of the Pacific Northwest with a more eastern sensibility. This garden attracts many hummingbirds and pollinators while boasting full, amazing color spring through late fall. This landscape design fuses traditions from Japanese gardens – […]

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Mediterranean Rock Garden, Portland, Oregon

Mediterranean Rock Garden

Believe it or not, our moderate climate with its cool rainy winters and dry hot summers is an ideal setting for a Mediterranean-inspired garden. Many of our clients in Portland’s central residential neighborhoods are choosing to take out their traditional lawns in favor of this drought-tolerant option. After taking out the lawn, we created a […]

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Formal Mediterranean Garden in Portland, Oregon

Formal Mediterranean Garden

Mediterranean plants and flowers formally arranged bring a bright old world ambiance to this formal Mediterranean Garden. With an impressive amount of color and full foliage, this garden adds a wealth of curb appeal to this Portland home. Blending an English feel with vibrant orange, purple and reds, this landscape design proves that you don’t […]

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Mediterranean Gravel Garden, Drought-Tolerant

Mediterranean Gravel Garden

A stone path winds through this Mediterranean-themed gravel garden. Lavender ‘Hidcote’ and orange Helianthemum ‘Henfield Brilliant’ flowers brightly contrast against the rich rock hues in this drought-tolerant example of designing with color. Proving that a small space doesn’t have to be boring, this garden packs a punch of color that stays throughout the season. After […]

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Commercial Landscape - Once a Blockbuster, Now a Starbucks

Commercial Landscape

When this commercial business (then Blockbuster, now a Starbucks) approached Creative Landscapes, Inc. with an established budget and the desire to turn an old, rundown landscape into a bold, upscale and low maintenance alternative, we welcomed the challenge.

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Woodland Garden Feature Image

Woodland Garden with Tropical Accents

Hardy palms and bamboo, a mix of tropical and shade-loving plants, and a robust fir tree blend tropical and woodland into an eclectic mix of cohesive contradiction. The owner’s love of dramatic contrasts and careful consideration to the existing landscape played out well in this woodland garden.

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