One of the big deciding points in moving to Central Oregon was the different climate. I knew the plants I was using in my garden in Silverton wouldn't do well here, and since I really don't like working in the yard, thought this would be a good excuse to go native.
These two photos were taken in our Silverton back yard. The front flower beds were the same: packed full of perennials.
And now we have this:
We're hiring a landscape designer.