Saturday, January 22, 2011

Off to Mexico for some R&R.

I'll be soaking up blue sky & sunshine.  I'll be back the 2nd week in Feb.  Of course I'll thinking about Landscaping with Palm Trees & Lime Trees.  I'll be looking at Coral landscapes underwater.  It's all good.  I'm counting on all of you to keep Hood River Green while I'm gone.  Ciao Amigos

Friday, January 7, 2011

Here's a picture from the other direction looking west. In the low spot is gravel & Juncus. Nice project. Coodos for the Port although they will be selling it to the city.
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I'm just playing around with my blog trying to get comfortable adding pictures. This picture is on Anchor Way by the Expo Center. It's a beautiful example of a bioswale. If you look closely you can see how water trains in from the east and drains out at the lower left side of the picture. If you have a similar situation at your place you should check it out. There are wonderful plant choices. Maybe I'll post another picture from the other direction.
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Ok, love this photo. Not exactly a current project. I want to keep it on my dashboard. We'll see if I can acheive this.
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Jan 7

It's a new year.  2011  HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!  I don't know about you, but I already feel optomistic that this year will be so much better than the last 2.  I guess I consider this my work journal that I'm posting for everyone to look at.  Hope I don't bore you.  I'll try not to.

My last project was for the Port of Hood River down on Anchor Way.  I finished it just before Thanksgiving.  That was cutting it close since I like to be finished for the season by Thankgiving.  Traditionally the weather always takes a turn by then, and this year was true to the average.  But take a look at it if you like.  A newly planted project usually isn't much to look at.  Give it a couple of years.  But the Bioswale at the site is a couple of years old & definately worthy of checking out.  If you are trying to astheically resolve a drainage problem this is a lovely example of how to treat it.  My next challenge will be posting pictures.  Here goes.