Garden Design

Garden Design

Common Sense Gardens offers a full range of services for landscape and garden design including urban, suburban, and rural landscapes, and edible foodscapes for home or work environments.

Garden Coaching

Have you always wanted to design a home garden or sustainable landscape? We can help you get started, through a mentoring and coaching process. Learn more.

Garden-based Education

Learn about Garden-based education which focuses on sustainable garden and landscape designs. Learn about community food systems and local food security.

Garden News…

Choosing Trees For Your Landscape

Ahhh, Spring has fully sprung, we’ve even had a couple of hot summer-like days already, here in Portland. If you’ve been thinking about getting a tree for your landscape, now is the time to do it. Timing is important because trees planted too close to the dry summer...

Urban Weeds and Why They Matter

This workshop helped participants to identify common weeds in our local area, with a particular emphasis on those considered invasive and noxious due to their negative effects on native flora and fauna and their habitat.  Most importantly, we learned about how each weed spreads and the best practice for removing each one.

Rain Gardens 101(EMSWCD workshop summary)

Our intern, Rhesa is supplementing her natural landscaping education by attending the series of workshops available by the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District.  She will be sharing a brief summary of each workshop with you in the coming weeks. Here’s what she learned at Rain Gardens 101.

Our Community…

Lumo Landscape Design
Indio Metal Arts
Pro Time Lawn Seed
Blooming Nursery
Loen Nursery Inc.
Oregon Decorative Rock