Before & After: Construction Begins!

This feels like a real tease -I’m sorry (kinda).  But I suppose it wouldn’t be a real garden story if you didn’t feel the full range of emotion that a garden design client feels.  Including impatience. ;0

When building a garden with a design and build team, there is, of course, the excitement of the crew showing up.  The rapid change as everything quickly gets torn up is startling and amazing.  Then the period where the hardscaping seems to take so much longer than you want it to.  But when the plants arrive the thrill comes back…..but you will have to wait until next week to see the end…..but until then, you can wallow in the middle part where a whole lot of stuff happens but it sometimes seems like forever until those workers will be gone!

Images from Earth Designs – See the beginning stages of this  garden story here and here and here.

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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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