Garden Fashion: The Neon Trend


Oh 80’s with all your garish blue eyeshadow, big fat shoulders and stink inducing jelly shoes….I wish you to stay far far away….except for those neon parts.  I miss those bright colors just enough to let them back in.  But this time, I will take them  in neat and tidy versions (as opposed to paint splattered across a sloppy off the shoulder sweatshirt) and I want them to elevate the natural things around them…instead of giving me vertigo in the black lights of Skate City.   I want you in my garden….I like the way you look there.

neon fashion trend garden inspiration

Welcome back Neon, just leave your other 80’s friends at the door please.

Clockwise from top left.  Custom Made Neon Lamps (Made to Order), Steel Life shallow root vessel planters available at Rypen,  Fatboy Hammock also at Rypen, Dip Dyed tableclot project from house to homeAcapulco Chair, Instructions for making the DIY pots at The Proper PinWheel.

Euphorbia polychroma image from Plowing through Life


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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 Comment

  1. Evelyn on June 8, 2012 at 9:40 am

    This post is so timely!

    I’m designing my city garden and I’m using neon details. Love it! This blog is such a great resource. So happy I found it 🙂

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