Daily Garden: The Gregory Farmhouse

gregory farmhouse

I am sharing this not so garden-y garden with you today because I find that sometimes a blank slate is even more inspiring than looking at beautifully built gardens.  Of course this property (The Gregory Farmhouse in Northern California) is a particularly beautiful blank slate.

gregory farmhouse

I enjoy imagining that this were a project of mine.  Would I fill it with voluptuous plants or stay understated?  Lots of color or a narrow color palette?  Hmmm….what would you do?

gregory farmhouse

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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. Private on August 14, 2010 at 4:57 am

    I would try to keep the gorgeous lines and the spacious look. Replace some of the grass with succulents. Make that center circle look like a big bowl of color with red succulents – a pop of color with a calm backdrop. Maybe the black lace elderberry along the fence out front, keeping the line across the top, and skirted with succulent patches that are uneven in width and color. Maybe some touches of liriope or rosemary in the bleakest winter spots. If they grow here??

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