The MAunts and I attended the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District Naturescaping Tour which was a tour of several houses that have successfully “naturescaped” as defined here . Some photo highlights:
I liked this cinder block grill and work surface
It utilized the holes in the cinder blocks for herb growing.
I’m guessing they need pretty regular water, but I find this to be a grand idea.
Many people had rain barrels and I took a lot of pictures of the setup. I would like to start saving rainwater in a big way, but have yet to find the how-to reference to get me started.
This house was the house next door to the tour, but it had a front yard completely full of red clover. It was beautiful.
In one back yard was a pioneer-type cabin playhouse.
The MAunts gazing up at a large stand of Douglas fir.