Before & After: Beth Grows Green: Grasses, Aeonium, Euphorbia

Beth at Grows Green is a very talented designer and I love seeing the evolution and growth of her designs.


This garden’s brief included working with the existing concrete circle.  So she added more circles.   The ‘After’ of the garden is ok, but  it’s hard to see where it will be in a couple years when it is mature.  The Mature version however is simply breathtaking.



I love the Aeonium ‘Zwartkop’, the euphorbia and the grasses.  The circles have mellowed and plants have filled in to create a simple and striking design.



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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. CiCi Baker on October 3, 2009 at 12:26 am

    I have Arboreum Aeonium that got exposed to an unexpected frost. It is wilted, but center of rosette is alive. Do I remove/clip the wilted stems to try to revive the plant?

    • rochelle on October 3, 2009 at 2:00 pm

      i would remove the stuff that is bad…it probably isn’t going to come back. I once nearly drowned aeonium — they don’t recover fast, but give it time.

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