Before & After: Kylee’s Greenhouse

Before and Afters are some of my favorite posts!  I am excited to keep them as part of my regular schedule.  Every Thursday – right here.  Trouble is, they can at times be hard to com by, so if you have a project to share, email me right here.

The sense of accomplishment is always so palpable when you can set the beginning right next to the end.   Kylee’s greenhouse project in Ohio is no exception. With help from her mother, father, and husband they ripped out a small Japanese garden and replaced it with a conservatory where Kylee can enjoy her plants and flowers even in the dead of winter.

japanese garden before and after garden our little acre

The cozy warmth of the building at night reminds me of winter in Scandinavian homes.  The project is not quite finished; the cold of winter caught up with construction, causing a hurried move of plants before the painting was completed.

To see more of Kylee’s pictures as well as keep track of its progress next spring when the final touches are complete, visit her blog here.

our little acre greenhouse before and after

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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.


  1. Kylee from Our Little Acre on January 7, 2011 at 3:58 am

    Rochelle, it’s so nice of you to share my conservatory with your readers! I like seeing before and after projects, too. I’m going to try to reconstruct some of the Japanese garden this spring. Thanks again! 🙂

  2. GG on January 7, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    I would LOVE to see some photos of the inside of this conservatory. It is very interesting to me. I would love to have one of these..and would like to see how it was finished on the inside.

  3. Darla on January 8, 2011 at 7:27 am

    Before and afters are great…this is a wonderful area..and I love Kylee’s blog already.

  4. Allegra Thomas on January 8, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Please add me to ur sharing list thk

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