Hiring a landscape contractor to install plant material can add significantly to the cost of your landscaping project.  Why not do it yourself and save?  And the feeling of instant gratification is priceless!

However, it can very frustrating to acquire the plants on your own.  It is impractical for retail garden centers to inventory large quantities of the various species and sizes of plants required for your landscape project.  Getting the plants from the nursery to your home can be a hassle.

truck_smallHomescaper will serve as your personal plant shopper.  We'll locate and deliver the plants to your home on the day you specify.  We typically deliver plants in stages so that you don't kill yourself (or the plants!) by trying to do too much at once.

Oregon's mild climate provides the ultimate growing conditions for the area's thriving wholesale nursery industry. Homescaper has developed relationships with many of the area's growers.  When you are ready for your plants to be delivered, we will pick up the plants and inspect each order to make certain that the plants are healthy and in good shape.  We'll then carefully transport the plants from the grower directly to your door with a minimum amount of handling.fisher_farms_nursery

Homescaper gives you access to top quality trees, shrubs, perennials, groundcovers and ornamental grasses from some of the most respected nurseries in the country.  We provide these plants at costs that are consistently lower than retail garden store prices.  Send us a list of plants for your landscape project and we will get back to you with a quote.  We've prepared a Plant Quotation Form to help you.

Why Did My Plant Die?

  • You walked too close. You trod on it. You dropped a piece of sod on it.
  • You hoed it down. You weeded it.
  • You planted it the wrong way up. You grew it in a yogurt cup.
  • But you forgot to make a hole; the soggy compost took its toll.
  • September storm. November drought. It heaved in March, the roots popped out.
  • You watered it with herbicide. You scattered bonemeal far and wide.
  • Attracting local omnivores, who ate your plant and stayed for more.
  • You left it baking in the sun while you departed at a run
  • To find a spade, perhaps a trowel, meanwhile the plant threw in the towel.
  • You planted it with crown too high; The soil washed off, that explains why.
  • Too high pH. It hated lime. Alas it needs a gentler clime.
  • You left the root ball wrapped in plastic. You broke the roots. They’re not elastic.
  • You splashed the plant with mower oil. You should do something to your soil.
  • Too rich. Too poor. Such wretched tilth. Your soil is clay. Your soil is filth.
  • You overfed it 10-10-10. Forgot to water it again.
  • Perhaps you sprinkled from above. You should have talked to it with love.

Excerpts from: The Opinionated Gardener: Random Offshoots
From an Alpine Garden
Author: Geoffrey B. Charlesworth