Urban Natural Homes August 22, 2012

Local Businesses: NW Bloom


Jessi Bloom, owner & lead designer at NW Bloom, creates beautiful gardens and landscapes with ecological design and sustainable construction in mind. Elements that are included in her gardens include edible gardening, native plants, wildlife habitat, rainwater absorption and catchment strategies, artful hardscaping, and recycled materials.

An ecologically important attribute in Jessi’s designs is rain gardens. A rain garden is a planted depression in the earth that allows rainwater runoff from impervious areas such as driveways, parking lots, roofs, and other compacted areas found in urban areas to soak into the ground. A raingarden mimics the natural absorption rates of forest, meadow and prairie environments by utilizing native plants that are tolerant of wetland conditions. The result is less pollution reaching nearby bodies of water such as creeks and streams—and a thoroughly watered garden!

NW Bloom
Jessi Bloom, Owner/Lead Designer