Green wall

Beach strawberry
Fragaria chiloensis
ROSACEAE, The Rose family

A little field trip: Kira and I visited the gorgeous green wall in the courtyard at the Hotel Modera today. It’s north-facing, filled with Northwest natives and hardy plants, including evergreen, trailing wild strawberries. They soften the grid of plant textures, rusted steel plates and concrete that make up the wall. The arrangement and materials are mirrored on the ground plane. Some of the furniture in the courtyard is stationary- concrete benches- some is movable – metal chairs. The space is bisected by a glass covered walkway, flanked by steel box planters. They each hold a bright red coral bark maple underplanted with a burgundy-tinged evergreen Euphorbia. The side of the courtyard opposite the green wall has several rectangular steel fire pits, filled with amber colored recycled glass mulch. The whole effect is very together, functional, and detailed with out being overdone. And to think, before the remodel it was a budget chain motel. Go Portland!

About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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