Joseph’s Funnies

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Joseph over at Greensparrow Gardens has a keen eye for the quirks of gardeners and designers (which he incorporates into his cartoons).  Happily (or embarrassingly) I can relate to far too many of his weekly doodles.  I am so pleased that he took me up on my offer to guest here, and create a unique cartoon for us.   Does your garden look like the former or the later?….mine is the later for sure — I wish it were the former, but suspect that may never happen unless I give up my clients. How to get over this, I simply don’t know….

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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. [email protected] on September 2, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Mine is definitely the latter as well, although I don’t have any clients, so that’s not my excuse!

  2. Carol on September 2, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Joseph’s cartoons are getting better and better every week. I’ll have to share this one with my garden designer.

  3. ~fer on September 3, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Mine looks like the first for less than a week and then like the latter the rest of the month
    which is very embarrassing since is just a little balcony garden.

  4. Liz on September 4, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Love the cartoon. It’s easy to not care about your own garden, when you are getting paid to care about someone else’s.

  5. Garden Lily on September 11, 2010 at 1:32 am

    Too funny! I have no clients either, but my garden is the latter – except for the bare spots. I’ve crammed it pretty tight with plants I’m trying out, and the plant volunteers which I can never bear to pull up until I find them a good home, too.

  6. Kimberly on November 11, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Oh my, this is sooo true! I’m much too busy creating for others and reading blogs to finish tidying up and designing my own garden! Maybe I need to hire one of you 🙂

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