NPR garden expert Ketzel Levine enjoys her front-yard living room.
A minimal boxwood parterre graces Rick Younge and David Hopkins yard.
Rick Younge on the steps of his house that was rescued from a bulldozer and moved to a vacant lot (it was in the way of a soon-to-be-built I-405 freeway on-ramp).
A fresh take on the old lawn-and-foundation planting scheme gives a wide welcome mat to a family home for Sergio and Sheri Lozano and their kids Kayla (15) and Lucas (13, shown practicing his "caveman" jump).
Ketzel Levine’s private outdoor parlor, fully furnished and decorated.
In Marina Wynton and Mike Pajunas yard, native plants provide food and refuge for insects and birds, from dragonflies to tiger swallowtails.
Marina Wynton and Mike Pajunas ripped out their front lawn and installed raised planting beds and a gravel swale to capture stormwater.
Susan Webb and Henry Grimmett have "Your Backyard Farmer" haul compost, sow seeds, water, weed and harvest their front yard vegetable garden.
Susan Webb and Henry Grimmett built terraced retaining walls in their steeply sloping front yard and added artful touches with materials recycled from their art-glass manufacturing company.
Sherrol Butler is an active member of the 122-year-old Portland Rose Society.
Sherrol Butler wins awards for favored grandifloras and floribundas like "Candelabra" and Marmalade Skies."
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