When an already-sustainable sports and entertainment complex was looking to up their game even more, they turned to DeSantis Landscapes to get the job done. The Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, a 30-acre campus and home to the Portland Trail Blazers, had been improving their sustainability efforts across the board, having earned their first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification in 2010, becoming the first sports complex in the world to be LEED Gold certified.
Do you remember seeing colorful displays of flowering bulbs on neighboring properties last spring? Maybe you thought, “I’d like to put some tulips or daffodils in my yard.” Well, now’s the time to plant all kinds of spring bulbs. Spring bloomers develop their roots in the fall, before winter really sets in. This growth period […]
When landscaping your yard, consider edible plants instead of ornamental plants. Edibles not only provide food for your family, but also provide year round interest in your garden. Below are a couple edible plants that we frequently use in our client’s gardens. Feijoa sellowiana, Pineapple Guava This 10’x10’ evergreen shrub has beautiful […]
Our very own Tara Verotsky is featured in the soon to be released Fall issue of Oregon Home magazine. Congratulations Tara, this is well deserved recognition of your many talents! Download the full pdf to read here. Read the story on oregonhomemagazine.com here.
Every year I ask several employees to write a few articles for this blog. With the wide variety of experiences and skill sets I can get an equally wide variety of articles. This submission is not your typical “horticultural tips” kind of article but rather a personal experience of one Account Manager that exemplifies her […]
by Laura House As the fall leaves drop and the cooler weather arrives, we can sometimes be left yearning for a splash of color to brighten the winter landscape. That’s when frost-hardy annuals, bulbs, and winter-blooming or fruiting plants can be a welcome addition to the landscape. Annuals: Cabbage and Kale – We are not […]
Turf grass may be an attractive ground cover for homeowners but it holds little appeal for pollinators. Add some broadleaf plants with flowers to the mix, and it’s a different story: great forage for the birds and the bees. Lower maintenance, too. “Bee lawns aren’t 100 percent flowers. They have some grass included,” said […]
Wikipedia sedum and you will come up with the following, “Sedum is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Crassulaceae, members of which are commonly known as stonecrops. It contains around 400 species of leaf succulents that are found throughout the Northern Hemisphere, varying from annual and creeping herbs to shrubs. The plants […]
For everyone that has a garden, there is typically a reason or and intention behind its creation; and for every person, there is a unique idea for their garden choices and plant selections. Some may build a garden for aesthetic and beauty. Some may create a garden as a great hobby and others may even […]