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flowering meadow with lounge chairs backlit by the sunset


Let's work together to turn your mangled mud pit, overgrown jungle, or boring blank slate into to a yard that you actually want to be in. There are so many ways to improve your outdoor living area- as simple as adding just the right plants in just the right places or as complex as a complete overhaul. 


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About Me

I am a plant lover first and foremost. I am always on the lookout for interesting small trees, drought-tolerant natives, lush groundcovers, and a comfy spot to enjoy the view.  

I grew up exploring Oregon’s forests with my sister but hadn't thought of Horticulture as a career choice. I got my degree in Engineering, which taught me the importance of order and process. After eight years of cubicle life, I completed the Oregon State Master Gardener program, which proved to be my gateway. Following training from Portland Community College Landscape Technology courses, I have built a career transforming outdoor spaces for Portland homeowners. I am now certified through the Backyard Habitat Program


I am a mother of two, a believer in the power of local community, an avid backpacker, and a wannabe homesteader. My favorite spot is Elk Cove meadow on the north side of Mount Hood. 

Alana Chau with Mighty Oak in background
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"Working with Alana was awesome!  We wanted to have a drought-tolerant yard design, and also incorporate native plants into the yard.  It was also important for us to support the bees and hummingbirds with our plant choices.  Alana helped us by creating a yard design that had all of the pieces we were looking for.  She supported us through the whole process as we relandscaped the yard.  She was available to answer any questions or help us when we needed advice.  We are beyond thrilled with our new yard!"

Kristin in Beaverton

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