In the Garden With: Garden Design Dana

My dear Dana Frigerio lives in in one of my most favorite places – the Amalfi Coast of Italy – can you imagine designing gardens there?!?  So of course her blog is duly inspirational and beautiful.  Surprisingly Dana says that she  was never interested in gardening when she was young, but now cultivates a kitchen garden and enjoys that hard work as she gets older.

dana garden design kitchen garden

My Favorite things: Dana Frigerio

I love art books and garden design magazines

I love the old tin watering cans

shabby chic shop from dana garden design

Shabby chic flower shop in my town, where you can drink an espresso …enclose in antique vases, baskets wicker and many flowers

Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, Sicily

valle dei templi valley of the temples sicily

What do you do to find inspiration?


I find my inspiration looking to any object in my house or looking to images in my books, they can also be paintings but also from Internet, is an inexhaustible source of ideas . it all depends on your creativity and imagination. This work gives me the opportunity to create always an original project because the location and customer requirements are always different.

Best Garden or Design Advice Ever (Given or Received)?

by a quote from my professor of architecture during a lesson at school: semplice ma non povero / simple but not poor

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.
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  1. Susan aka Miss R on August 6, 2010 at 6:40 am

    What fabulous advice…’simple but not poor’

  2. Delphine on August 6, 2010 at 7:11 am

    Waoo, it looks great, Agrigento !
    I love Dana’s blog too.

  3. dana on August 6, 2010 at 9:28 am

    grazie a tutti
    bay the way .. would be nice to live in the south but ..i’m from north of italy,
    lake of como.. clooney .. do you know?

    a kiss from italy

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