With over 30 years of experience, there are some resources that have proved invaluable to us and anyone looking to wield and refine their green thumb. For gardeners who are in need of a trusted nursery, want to visit public gardens to get inspired or are interested in books that do more than just inform, we’ve provided this list of go-to links to help you out. If you still can’t find the answers you seek, feel free to Contact Us.

Oregon Tilth
Oregon Tilth is a nonprofit research and education membership organization dedicated to biologically sound and socially equitable agriculture. Creative Landscapes, Inc. is an Oregon Tilth certified organic landcare practitioner.

Bamboo Garden Nursery
Located in North Plains, Oregon, the nursery specializes in rare and common bamboos at reasonable prices.

Cistus Design Nursery
Cistus is a retail micro-nursery located on Sauvie Island that offers plants from around the world that thrive in the northern Willamette Valley.

Plant Delights
Plant Delights Nursery Inc., is an international mail order firm specializing in unusual perennials. The online catalog features well over 1000 different plants.

Portland Classical Chinese Garden
Created to nurture and inspire all who visit, the Garden is little changed from what might have greeted you during the Ming dynasty in China.

Portland’s Japanese Garden
Portland’s Japanese Garden is a haven of tranquil beauty that has been proclaimed one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside of Japan.


The American Horticultural Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, edited by Christopher Brickell and Judith D. Zuk. DK Publishing.

Mediterranean Gardening: A Waterwise Approach, by Heidi Gildemeister. University of California Press.

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