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Garden Gallery: JJ Sousa’s Funky Portland Garden

JJ De Sousa, designer and owner of Digs Inside & Out garden
It’s been a bit of a crazy day — with just one hour notice, a contractor that I hired to come and grade out the area where I will be building a new cobblestone patio, called and said he was on his way.  I had plants to move and things to get out of the way.  Add to that the fact that I once again was unaware that it was an early release day at my kids school.  These kind of days just reel right out of control.  Anyway, I have been excited to share this garden with you for days (since I discovered it via Paradis Express) and even though it is late, I am determined to share it anyway.

JJ De Sousa, designer and owner of Digs Inside & Out garden
It was orginally posted at Danger Garden so maybe you saw it there first…but regardless, I love it so much I feel compelled to share it again.  It’s got lots of orange, clever re-use, an abundance of interesting plants, and a fair bit of personal style expressed in the pulling it together.  It’s soooo right up my alley. It was created by JJ De Sousa, designer and owner of Digs Inside & Out, a portland based garden design company.
JJ De Sousa, designer and owner of Digs Inside & Out

Seeing this, I would hire JJ to design my garden any day!.

You can see many more images at Danger Garden in this post and this post.

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  1. Hadley says:

    Lovely! In the photo with the Bump sign, what is that beautiful shrub with coral-colored flowers? Is it a hibiscus? I’ve never been impressed with hibiscus, so if that’s what it is, I’m knocked over…

  2. rochelle says:

    Hadley — If I had to make a guess, I think it is hibiscus…but not 100% sure. I’m with you — never been impressed, but between this and a stand of gorgeous red ones that I recently witnessed in New Hampshire I might also be trying some out.

  3. Scott Weber says:

    I think (though I could be mistaken) that the mystery plant is Abutilon.

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