January 27, 2019

Landscape Luminosity: Creating Gardens with Brilliance, Sparkle and Glow
Sunday, January 27, 2019 1:00pm
Hoffmann Hall, Portland State University, Portland, OR

Gardeners in the Pacific Northwest struggle with a range of everchanging conditions - diminished light during the winter, lots of rain - or not - as weather patterns change, dealing with daylight savings time and living underneath some of the largest trees on the planet. How is it even possible to create a garden that positively glows from within?

Certified Landscape Designer, Lisa Port, APLD, shares tips and design techniques to demonstrate how to bring brilliance, sparkle and glow to exterior spaces in our region. Whether you garden in full shade, full sun, or somewhere in between, bringing luminosity to a garden isn't difficult; you just need to incorporate a few techniques to get the job done. Lisa shares tricks of the trade such as backlighting and reflection, contrast and color, lighting and shadow, maximizing seasonal attributes and, of course, exploiting brilliant plant material to showcase the art of creating a truly luminous garden.

Lisa Port is a professionally certified landscape designer, licensed architect and owner of Banyon Tree Design Studio in Seattle, WA. Her projects include hardscape and planting design, and she specialized in challenging sites. Ms Port is the immediate past president of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and has taught landscape design at South Seattle Community College and Edmonds Community College in Seattle.

Cost for members is $10; non members $20. Register here: Paid parking available in PSU Lots 3 and 1 (please do not park in a reserved space), or on the street. Portland State University, Hoffmann Hall, 1833 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR.

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