The Getz & Riley house is a beautifully restored, classic Portland home.
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.
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.
Aztec Pearl Mexican Orange (choisya ternata 'Aztec Pearl')
The front yard features drought-tolerant, hardy plants that thrive in full sun.
The side yard is home to trees that will mature beautifully and provide additional privacy.
More stonework, this example leading to the back garden.
This magolia laevifolia "warm fuzzies" blooms in spring. It will grow to 8-10' with dense foliage and stunning white flowers.
Copper, blue, vibrant greens and rich red mulch greet the back yard visitor.
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.
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.
The shaded side yard is home to more tropical plants and additional space for entertaining.
Our favorite piece of slate after a morning rain.
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.