Daily Garden: Shellene’s Childhood Home

Is it no wonder you would grow up to be a landscape designer if this where your childhood garden.   Wow, right?

Shellene is a landscape designer in San Diego and Villa de Flores – Rancho Santa Fe was Shellene’s childhood garden that she helped create.  She was even married here (lucky) and now has opened it to other couples to use for their weddings.

Having a garden when you are child seems to be one of the most common traits among professional landscape and garden loving people.  When you have a garden as a child, you are (I am convinced) so much more likely to have one as an adult.  Of course I have no scientific data to back up this claim but don’t you agree?

You can see more of the this beautiful place at Shellene’s website.

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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. Shellene on April 27, 2010 at 6:36 pm


    What a surprise to pull up your blog site (as I do every day) and see the garden I grew up in and help create. What an honor to be a story on your blog. Thank you! I had a lot of fun growing up here and a lot of weekends pulling weeds : ( , but i think it all turned out just right!!

    Keep up the good work. I love your site.


  2. Joseph Tychonievich on April 28, 2010 at 11:23 am

    I grew up in an entirely non-gardening family, and have been obsessed with plants and gardens since the time I could talk. Garden filled childhood or not, I think it is just something in the blood that will not be denied.

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