Before & After: Rainarana’s Front Garden

We have quite a discussion going over at Apartment Therapy about my column there yesterday.  It has to do with Gen X and Gen Y  gardeners.  I have been at a couple of industry events recently where the lament amongst other industry professionals is that Gen X and Gen Y and not participating in the industry….I shared my thoughts on the subject, and a whole slew of others did as well (pop on over if you have an opinion too — we would love to hear it!)

before and after front garden makeover

Anyway, through the course of the comment conversation Rainarana (who is a  Gen X gardener) shared her front garden makeover. Even though it has considerable growing-in to do, I think it is a huge improvement and goes to show that a lot can be done with a little.

before and after front garden makeover

images from rainarana.

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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. erin on May 3, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Love it! It’s going to look even better when all the plants start getting bigger over the next few years! Nice job, great improvement.

  2. Garden centre in Windsor on May 4, 2012 at 1:48 am

    Good to know about your blog i have visit and i am very inspired from y0ur ideas.
    Thanks for sharing with us.

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