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Narrow side yard features a gravel path with inlaid "stepping stones" made of metal circles embedded in the gravel and ringed with Mexican black pebbles. Inside the stepping stones are plantings of dwarf mondo grass, 'Sunshine' creeping veronica, and Corsican mint. Plantings include natives such as evergreen huckleberry, mountain hemlock, sword fern, and deer ferns.
Design ideas for a traditional side yard landscaping in Portland. - Houzz
Visionscapes NW Landscape Design
Visionscapes NW Landscape Design
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dionandkathyKathy Mclain wrote:July 28, 2013
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    Visionscapes NW Landscape Design
    8 years ago
    Thanks for the question! The tree in the foreground is a mountain hemlock, which grows very narrow. In the background, you can just see the branches of a vine maple. Both trees are native to the Pacific northwest. Hope that helps!
  • dsruhling
    7 years ago
    Beautiful design and execution. Thank you, as well, for your responses!
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Laura Gaskill added this to Pocket Gardens, Pint-Size Patios and Urban BackyardsMarch 8, 2015

13. Serene path. Rather than being a purely utilitarian pass-through space, this side yard is an invitation to slow...

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ksedey added this to 2936WLeland - Garden IdeasAugust 24, 2021

This is kind of quirky and cute.