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Playful front yard makeover

A Portland gardener transforms her yard into a cheerful space to call her own

Structured chaos
Photo by Susan Seubert; written by Julie Chai

Structured chaos

“I wanted plants to be the point—and I plant in chaos, so the structured shape of the beds was very important.”

The planting beds, which hug the garden’s periphery, are straight-edged, almost boring. As contrast, Ketzel combined foliage plants with interesting textures and shapes, including black mondo grass, Corokia cotoneaster, Libertia, yucca, Iris foetidissima ‘Variegata’, and—for a pop of bright color—Kniphofia.


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