Slideshow of Our Work
Queen of Spades creates inspiring outdoor environments that enrich lives and engage the senses. Our designs emphasize connecting foundational features like pathways, patios, and architectural structures to the property’s existing elements so that the landscape is cohesive and enhances its surroundings. Striking plant combinations draw upon texture, contrast, color, and balance so that your garden offers year round sanctuary and enjoyment. We use contemporary hardscape materials and approach every project with a skilled eye for detail. Queen of Spades crafts sustainable environments free of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and other environmentally harmful substances.
Professionally designed containers add instant color and style to any established landscape, home, or business. Unlike gardens, containers can be easily updated for seasonal impact. Queen of Spades creates dynamic container gardens that showcase the artistry of inspired plant composition.
Cultivation: The act or ART of Cultivating or Tilling
We prefer the term cultivation to maintenance because Queen of Spades practices time honored organic methods and artisan skills to nurture a garden to its fullest potential. During scheduled cultivation visits we instruct and coach clients so they can confidently care for their gardens throughout the four seasons.
Case Study: One
An Urban Oasis
Case Study: Two
Low Water-High Impact
"Our experience with Emalee has been a pleasure. Firstly, she reliably delivered what she said she would. But what really impressed us was her vision for what our garden would look like, and her ability to combine the shapes, colors and textures of various plants to create a truly beautiful garden."
- Howard & Nancy, NE Portland
"We have lived here for 23 years. Of all the people who have "touched" our landscape Emalee is the best. Her talent is clearly reflected in the beauty of our property, which is just amazingly beautiful. In addition to that she is truly a pleasure to work with and we consider her a wonderful friend."
- Brian & Carlene, West Linn
A Slideshow of Plant Combinations that Sizzle & Sing