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Ben Bowen
Works at Ross NW Watergardens
Attended Sunrise Elementary School
Lives in Portland, OR Area
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Looking for heather? Go beyond the big box and check out these varieties:
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Tanner Springs Park, in Portland's Pearl District, is an amazing piece of landscape architecture that connects a dirty past with the (somewhat sterile) present.
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Tsukubai defined, with one beautiful example.
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I visited one of our winter installs this week to turn on the irrigation system. It is just starting to wake up!

This landscape, in the Multnomah Village area of Portland, is designed to accentuate the lines and style of the Rummer home.

#midcenturymodern   #landscapedesign  
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An older project of ours, one we did with Sadafumi Uchiyama a number of years ago.
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Looking for a focal point for your landscape? Check out the rare maples grown by Whitman Farms.
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What to plant in that parking strip? Here are 5 good options for you Portland people:
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Love this gate!
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Juniper timber retaining wall.
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Looking to do a wall like this, but with steel planting pockets IN the wall. Anyone know of a place that makes a product like that?

I am guessing I will have to have it manufactured here in Portland.
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Landscape Designer
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Landscape Design, Project Management, Landscape Writing
Employment
  • Ross NW Watergardens
    Landscape Designer, 2004 - present
    The landscape designer, manager, blogger in the family firm.
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Portland, OR Area
Previously
Brooklyn, New York, NY - Phoenix, AZ
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971-242-9653
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Landscaping Designer
Introduction
As teenager my father would wake me at 4am to get ready for work. You have to get up early to beat the Phoenix summer heat. I would install irrigation timers in massive subdivisions all day and fall asleep in the truck on the way home. 

Amazingly, that start in the family business didn't send me running away screaming. Now we are in Portland, Oregon and I choose to get up early to get the crews out the door. Time to make a landscape great! We design great gardens, craft them out of stone, dirt, and plants, and then keep them looking fantastic for years.

I am the Landscape Manager (made that title up myself) at Ross NW Watergardens a Portland area landscape design/build firm. It's pretty exciting stuff. Check out what we do here, and who we are and what we believe in at our Portland Landscape Blog. You will find landscaping design advice, project profiles, and get a little glimpse into our world.

If you are in the Portland are I would love to meet you in person. Lets walk your property and discuss what it could be. I would love to see your renovated garden in our portfolio. Schedule a free landscape consultation today and get your landscape on the road to greatness!

You can find me at Ross NW Watergardens at 7607 SE 104th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97266. Reach us at (503)761-3683.
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3 kids and beautiful wife of over 10 years.
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  • Sunrise Elementary School
    4 Square, 1983 - 1989
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Stone-Look Pavers
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Pavers in this pathway create the effect of natural stone. Bluestone slate and boulders add to the realistic feel.

Surprise! In Landscape Design
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A post about surprise, and buck teeth.

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Helping webmasters create great sites.

The Joys Of Landscaping In Lake Oswego Oregon
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Lake Oswego, Oregon is one of our favorite places to work (don't tell Portland). If you look at our Portfolio you will see that many of our

How Much Does Landscape Design Cost?
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How much will it cost you to hire a landscape designer? Depends on a few factors such as...

Why is one quote higher than the others?
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It may be company, the time of year, the project, or just a communication issue- but there is usually a good reason for the difference

Ross NW Watergardens Named "Best of Houzz" for 2014!
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For the second year in a row we were awarded the "Best of Houzz" badge for customer satisfaction. What does that mean? Basically, we got a b

Leadgenix
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Should Your Landscaper Be Licensed?
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You need a license to drive, sell liquor, kill, and.... landscape?

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Ross NW Watergardens - Hardscapes
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A selection of landscape hardscaping and stone masonry by Ross NW Watergardens.

When Is The Final Payment Due?
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Your landscape project, after a gestation period of several months, has started and is nearing completion. From our perspective, your projec

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North Portland Paver Patio and Fire Pit
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The homeowner's nondescript backyard was transformed by the installation of a paver patio, seat wall, and fire pit. This project was designe

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Ledgestone Wall for a Portland Home
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Sometimes it takes more than one picture to convey a style or concept. This wall for example:

As a small business, Ross NW Watergardens deals with many government agencies. In most cases we view this as a necessary evil. The OLCB, though, provides real value and service to us. They keep the bar to entry for our industry at a reasonably high level. When we have an issue they are quick to alert and then help us. The push to continued education is beneficial to us as a company and the industry as a whole. We really appreciate what they do.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
I took my small truck to Gary's. It was running rough and the check engine light was on. It was diagnosed in 3-4 hours. They worked hard to find a part in town and had it ready to go the next day. Runs great now. Fair price for a job well done.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Very kid friendly brew pub with good (occasionally excellent) beer, above average pub grub, and a stinking long wait on a Friday night!
Atmosphere: GoodDecor: Very goodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Mediocre breakfast. I do like the speed of service and that you can get pancakes AND hashbrowns. Bring your own coffee!!
Food: Poor to fairDecor: Poor to fairService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Nick Mira contacted me to bid a landscape design he had executed. He provided me with the design, which was a very modern paver installation, and clear instructions. Nick responded quickly to any questions I had and did a nice job of handing the client and project over once we were chosen. I have worked with quite a few landscape designers, landscape architects, architects, and contractors- Nick and Propel Studio are top notch and I would not hesitate to recommend them in the future.
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Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Good biscuits, but not mind blowing...
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
The adjoining room is available to rent and a great place for a kid's party.
Quality: Very goodAppeal: Very goodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago