Historic Northwest Portland
       
     
Extensive Restoration, Inside and Out
       
     
Geometric Pathways
       
     
 An example of custom stone cutting and stairway construction.
       
     
 Aztec Pearl Mexican Orange ( choisya ternata 'Aztec Pearl')
       
     
From Any Angle
       
     
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Future Grove
       
     
Curved Pathway
       
     
Spring Blossoms
       
     
Color Palette
       
     
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 This small grove at the entrance to the Getz & Riley back yard will grow dense and varied in time.
       
     
 More variety along the cedar fence.
       
     
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Welcome
       
     
 Adirondack chairs just waiting for a lazy Sunday morning.
       
     
 The shaded side yard is home to more tropical plants and additional space for entertaining.
       
     
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 Our favorite piece of slate after a morning rain.
       
     
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 This beautiful, oversized urn marks the end of the patio along the side yard. Custom planters in the window well serve a dual purpose as stairs.
       
     
Historic Northwest Portland
       
     
Historic Northwest Portland

The Getz & Riley house is a beautifully restored, classic Portland home.

Extensive Restoration, Inside and Out
       
     
Extensive Restoration, Inside and Out

Green Heron designed, built and maintains the home's front and back gardens. Our work included a great deal of custom stone work and pathway construction in addition to planting.

Geometric Pathways
       
     
Geometric Pathways

This front yard seating area will become a private, secluded area for morning coffee or reading a book as the plants mature around it.

 An example of custom stone cutting and stairway construction.
       
     

An example of custom stone cutting and stairway construction.

 Aztec Pearl Mexican Orange ( choisya ternata 'Aztec Pearl')
       
     

Aztec Pearl Mexican Orange (choisya ternata 'Aztec Pearl')

From Any Angle
       
     
From Any Angle

The front yard features drought-tolerant, hardy plants that thrive in full sun.

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Future Grove
       
     
Future Grove

The side yard is home to trees that will mature beautifully and provide additional privacy.

Curved Pathway
       
     
Curved Pathway

More stonework, this example leading to the back garden.

Spring Blossoms
       
     
Spring Blossoms

This magolia laevifolia "warm fuzzies" blooms in spring. It will grow to 8-10' with dense foliage and stunning white flowers.

Color Palette
       
     
Color Palette

Copper, blue, vibrant greens and rich red mulch greet the back yard visitor.

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IMG_1121.JPG
       
     
 This small grove at the entrance to the Getz & Riley back yard will grow dense and varied in time.
       
     

This small grove at the entrance to the Getz & Riley back yard will grow dense and varied in time.

 More variety along the cedar fence.
       
     

More variety along the cedar fence.

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Welcome
       
     
Welcome

The back is ideal for private entertaining, with lots of space dedicated to the stone patio and a variety of smaller plots for lush, tropical plants.

 Adirondack chairs just waiting for a lazy Sunday morning.
       
     

Adirondack chairs just waiting for a lazy Sunday morning.

 The shaded side yard is home to more tropical plants and additional space for entertaining.
       
     

The shaded side yard is home to more tropical plants and additional space for entertaining.

IMG_1105.JPG
       
     
IMG_1204.JPG
       
     
 Our favorite piece of slate after a morning rain.
       
     

Our favorite piece of slate after a morning rain.

IMG_1231.JPG
       
     
 This beautiful, oversized urn marks the end of the patio along the side yard. Custom planters in the window well serve a dual purpose as stairs.
       
     

This beautiful, oversized urn marks the end of the patio along the side yard. Custom planters in the window well serve a dual purpose as stairs.