Mount Hood Gardens Monthly Newsletter • August 2018

Welcome to the Mount Hood Gardens website! We aim to provide you with an enjoyable journey through the many diverse gardens and landscapes we have designed and installed over the past three decades. In the portfolio section, particularly under Residential Gardens, you can view the different garden styles and range of award-winning gardens in our repertoire. It is our intent to show you diverse examples of sound landscape design, and provide you with ideas for your own garden, to create your future garden sanctuary. Successful landscapes have a strong, underlying structure, and are composed of harmonious plant communities with year-round, seasonally changing interest.

Summer is here in full force. One heatwave seems to chase the next one, and nearby fires are making for rather sweltering days. Deep watering is of upmost importance in these challenging conditions, particularly for larger conifers and trees. Automatic irrigation systems aren’t always bringing the water deep enough down into the root zone for these plants. We are grateful for irrigation water provided by the snowmelt off Mt. Hood.

We have had a very busy year already, and there are several exciting projects in the works for the remainder of the year, which will keep us well occupied. With so much building going on in Hood River, work is plentiful, and we are immensely thankful for all of the various opportunities.

Recently, we completed a Japanese-style woodland garden, which will be part of next June’s Columbia Gorge Master Gardener tour.

Here is to summer! Enjoy. Wishing you plentiful opportunities to sit outside and enjoy your surroundings, family and friends.

We welcome your comments and would love to hear from you


Warm regards,

Marion McNew


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