Creating memorable and inspirational landscapes
Land Morphology is a Seattle-based landscape architecture practice focused on creating rich, emotive places across the country. Founded by Richard Hartlage, Land Morphology is comprised of a talented interdisciplinary team of landscape architects, designers, urban planners and horticulturists, who create highly varied spaces that integrate exquisite built form, sophisticated horticulture, and the fine arts. Each space is uniquely memorable, vibrant, carefully crafted, and environmentally sustainable.
“Misty”, “frothy”, and “feathery” are all words that come to mind when admiring the dreamy inflorescences of Aruncus, a genus known by the common name of goatbeard or bride’s feathers.
Investment in Leach Botanical Garden is a community and economic development initiative with the potential to create jobs, build community, and encourage residents and visitors to explore this rich and diverse southeast Portland neighborhood.
The new arbor and pergola provide a frame for outdoor living and for appreciating the views of the countryside beyond.
Rhododendron ‘Capistrano’ bears frilly trusses of pale, buttery-yellow flowers atop a dense mound of evergreen foliage.
To get a better understanding of riser/tread combinations we went for a walk with our tape measures, paying attention to how easy or difficult it was to traverse the stairs.
This hybrid is a true, slow-growing intermediate.
The first thing to consider when designing a small garden is to identify how you will most likely use the space.
Two key challenges of this project are tying together very different architectural styles through the landscape, and keeping vehicular circulation and parking from defining the landscape design.
Microbiota decussata (Siberian cypress) is a low evergreen shrub with nodding, feathery sprays of foliage that turn a striking purple-bronze color during winter.
As Seattle’s “snowpocalypse” finally begins to wane, it seems only fitting to feature the cold-loving winter aconite (Eranthis hyemalis).