May 20th, 2011

Things in Bloom

Western Red Columbine in our front has begun to bloom. Read the rest of this entry »

March 27th, 2011

Ecoroofs

I’ve been meaning for the last month to get some posts up for Ecoroof month, and it just hasn’t happened… So now that the events are over, and a bike tour has been through our house, I have an update. Recently we did a little maintenance work on our entry ecoroof with a few additional plantings. Read the rest of this entry »

February 26th, 2011

Yet More Yard Work

Lemon Blossoms

These last few weeks we have done a lot to wrangle our yard into shape for the spring and are beginning to get starts ready for the garden. Read the rest of this entry »

February 1st, 2011

Frenzy of Yard Work

This last weekend was a frenzy of yard work, we’re in the process of collecting plants for our yard and this last week got some stone cut for a rework of our front entry. Read the rest of this entry »

December 21st, 2010

Second Blower Door Test

This morning we had our second blower door test done… Its not normal to have to get a second test done, but our house doesn’t fit very neatly into the LEED so after being granted a series of appeals, we are getting new performance tests. Read the rest of this entry »

December 6th, 2010

Planting for Spring

This weekend we took advantage of the dry weather to take care of some yard work. There’s quite a bit that needs to get done and we’re trying to keep up over the winter, even if there isn’t a whole lot that we can do over the next few months. Read the rest of this entry »

September 20th, 2010

Portland Tribune

The Portland Tribune that came out this last Thursday has an article about residential ecoroofs and pretty prominently features our house. The article is about the benefits of ecoroofs and why it makes sense to put soil and plants on your roof, and why it is a financially good idea for the city to give out grants to get people to build ecoroofs. Read the rest of this entry »

August 29th, 2010

Plantings for the Front

We’ve been slow to start getting our park strips in order, but with summer feeling like its turning into fall, its time to start getting plants in the ground. Read the rest of this entry »

June 29th, 2010

Ecoroof Update: Entry

Just a quick update, nodding onions, self heal and yarrow are in full bloom on our entry ecoroof. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24th, 2010

Sedums and Trim

We went up to our upper ecoroof for the first time in two months over the weekend. This roof is entirely sedums in an attempt to make it as low maintenance as possible and they were planted by throwing piles of cuttings around and then waiting to let them root. So now coming back up two months later, we’ve found everything thriving and surprisingly red. Read the rest of this entry »

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