The Northwest region is made up of Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Wyoming. The Northwest landscape is cool and moist in the winter time due to its proximity to the Pacific Ocean. Mountain landscapes in the region are prone to snowy conditions. Summer months are warm and dry. Landscapers in this region use rocks, water, and native plants to devise imaginative and beautiful landscapes.
The Pacific Northwest landscape features beautiful trees -- some coniferous, such as pines, firs and junipers; some deciduous, such as dogwood, ash, and willow. Planting these native trees in your landscape design should align your landscape with the surrounding flora and fauna. You might try grouping the quaking aspen in a cluster of maples and pines.
Water gardens provide a fabulous focal point in Northwest landscapes. They look great surrounded by native flora. If you're building a pond, be sure to include hardscape elements such as small boulders and rocks, as well as softscape elements like lichen and moss. Sword ferns and decorative grasses foster a meditative and reflective environment.