The Rest of Shelley & Jack’s Garden

I have come to realize that like so many areas of my life, I am starting to get a bit disorganized and let clutter build up. I have lots of draft posts for this blog that I just haven’t finished….so here are a few in an effort to clear out. Remember last weekend, I was helping a friend in VA with her garden…here is the, as promised, rest of the design. It took us a few hours to put this all together but it was the most fun I have had designing in a while…and the best part was the champagne break at the end.

In Jack and Shelley’s new addition a fireplace with a brick chimney will back up the garden.  We have decide to make a feature of it by mounting this screen from Parasoliel on the wall.

We are working out how to light it for night time (uplit or backlit? hmmm…).

flanigan outdoor screen copper steel aluminium garden element outdoor screen

Our plan is to plant lavender at the base (the garden as you see in my previous post has a purple, yellow, white planting scheme)  and then add a purple clematis to climb up one side.   The screens are beautiful. This  3 x 8 copper screen (which we will turn on its side) is less than $1000 shipped so we are feeling pretty good about it.

orange container plants mosaic canna ostepspermum
1. orange osteospermum, 2. Canna Lily (20040828-133117-PJG), 3. Aperture

The accents in the garden are orange (Shelley’s fav. color).  So I have given them a few ideas for container plants that will be planted in the 26″ and 36″ versions of the Madison planter (one of my garden favorites) from Crescent. These are really great lightweight planters at a great price.

crescent planter madison old bronze

Spread the love

Get My Free Newsletter

Connect with Nature.

Get Inspired.

Make Change.


Please enter your name.
Please enter a valid email address.
Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.

Join the 10-day Garden Design Challenge

container garden collage by rochelle greayer

Let's get your garden in shape so you can enjoy peaceful & nourishing time in your own piece of the great outdoors.

Sign up below to get started:

rochelle greayer

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. cindy eichhorn brozicevic on May 25, 2009 at 11:50 am

    how fun! Have a great time with Shell’s garden!!! Tell her I said HI, I miss her! I hope you get onto the tour!

  2. Courtney on May 25, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    The purple is going to look gorgeous against that copper screen!

  3. louise garwood on May 26, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Those pots are good- gottaa find ’em..
    also- check out this link for some great photos of conifers from colorlovers blog…
    Marvelous color swatches and images of pinus, picea, metasequoia, etc..WOW

    • rochelle on May 27, 2009 at 6:23 am

      I love color lovers…I wrote an article for the June issue of Landscape Middle East about inspiration…in it I highly recommended the whole color lovers site… have you seen the color inspirations taken from salt flats?….amazing.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.