United States of America, Oregon, Multnomah County, Portland
Dishman Garden (Portland, Oregon)
This 38' x 42' urban backyard garden was divided into three levels and included a Magnolia grandiflora and Crape myrtle ca. 2000. The current owners' goal was to create a botanically diversified environment that would provide seclusion and privacy. The retained the trees and tree-level design. A natural cedar fence now encloses the area. In the lower level adjacent to the house, a stone mosaic patio visible from the dining room was added. A basalt path bordered by small planted beds leads to an above ground cedar pool for Koi. Basalt stones lead to a small third level containing a second pool for aeration of the lower one. For seasonal foliage, two eucalyptus, sweet bay and hardy banana were planted. Star jasmine, gardenias and trumpet lilies were added for fragrance. Containers are used for annual color and in areas where tree roots make ground planting difficult.
Persons associated with the property include: M. and J. Ricen (former owners, 1926-1938); Dr. and Mrs. Fuchs (former owners, 1938-1951); Dr. and Mrs. Miller (former owners, 1951-1973); Sam and Betty Sinclair (former owners, 1973-1980); Emery Hoover and Donald Confrey (former owners, 1980-1999); and Herman (Harry) Herzog of Bennes and Herzog (architect, 1926).