Regions / Western Oregon
Selecting plants suited to the Western Oregon region is a key step to success.
A plant's performance is governed by many climate related factors including the length of the growing season, the amount of rainfall, winter lows, summer highs, wind or humidity. Various initiatives have taken place to determine how well plants would withstand the cold winter temperatures (Plant Hardiness Zones) or when plants would start suffering from the heat (Plant Heat Zones). A more sophisticated approach has been followed by Sunset which defines Climate Zone Maps based not only on hardiness or heat tolerance, but also on precipitations, wind, humidity and various other climate related factors.
A very interesting border idea for sunny spots of the landscape. Easy to grow and low maintenance, all plants are drought tolerant, deer and rabbit resistant and virtually pest and disease free. Enjoy!
Wow! Such a breathtaking plant combination to cheer you up for weeks in late spring - early summer. Easy to replicate, this planting includes 2 award-winning plants.
This soft plant palette of pastel colors can be enjoyed from early to late summer and includes a few easy-to-grow perennial plants. Attractive to butterflies, hummingbirds and low maintenance, most plants are deer or rabbit resistant and are recipient of prestigious awards.
An enchanting scenery that can be easily replicated at home!
Perfect for bringing welcome color to dull walls, privacy screens or fences, they provide an element of beauty to any outdoor structure and create fabulous backdrops. Aside from their amazingly beautiful flowers, they also give off a sweet fragrance and easily add a touch of romanticism to bare settings
This pretty informal border is composed of vigorous grasses and perennials which will enlighten your garden for weeks, from early summer until fall.
Who can resist a border overflowing with colorful perennial flowers? Fairly easy to replicate, this festive border includes a few spectacular elements which provide striking color and contrast to the perennial border
Perfect for dry and sandy soils, this luminous prairie style planting brilliantly associates the cheerful Echinacea paradoxa (Yellow Coneflower) and elegant Echinacea pallida (Pale Purple Coneflower) with the vertical scarlet spires of Penstemon barbatus 'Coccineus' (Beardtongue).
Awash with colors and shapes, this luminous prairie style planting brilliantly associates the cheerful Echinacea paradoxa (Yellow Coneflower) with the vertical scarlet spires of Penstemon barbatus 'Coccineus' (Beardtongue) and those of Salvia sclarea (Clary Sage).
An eye-catching idea for your summer containers. All plants are evergreen, drought-tolerant and deer resistant.
Fairly easy to replicate, this attractive plant combination includes a couple of spectacular elements which almost thrive on neglect while providing striking color and contrast for weeks. Low maintenance, pest and disease-free, deer and drought tolerant, this planting will attract scores of butterflies.
Fairly easy to replicate, this eye-catching plant combination includes a couple of spectacular elements which almost thrive on neglect while providing striking color and contrast for weeks. Low maintenance, pest and disease-free, deer and drought tolerant, this planting will attract scores of butterflies.
Add color and form to your garden with late-flowering beauties. Fairly easy to replicate, this plant combination will glow for weeks. Most plants are top performers and have been awarded prestigious awards.