Creating harmony, simplicity and peace in the landscape......

"Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help.

Gardening is an instrument of grace. "

May Sarton

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Before and After - Garden Transformations

Everytime I show 'Before and After' photos in my popular garden talks people ask me for more...

It seems we can't get enough of the Makeover; the Transformation; the Hope Springs Eternal;

 and I love it!!

I just wish I had taken more 'before' photos than I see, I didn't realize that it is the 'Before' photos that are so valuable...once you change the scene you can never get that ugly situation back again.

take those ugly 'before' photos now - don't delay!

I used to think that my job is to change the world, one serene, beautiful garden at a time, but I was wrong...

it is to document the changes and then share them with you so you can be inspired to do the same or better...

It is the 'Pay it Forward' view of life...

so here you are:

and here are some more:

and here:

an inspiring dvd to watch -  'Pay it Forward':


  1. It must be human nature to enjoy watching transformation. Most of the popular reality shows on TV over the past many years have been a variation on the theme of the Ugly Duckling. Your contribution to this cultural phenomenon is most appreciated.

  2. You have a wonderful touch - I love to see the transformations you have brought forth!

  3. yes - the Ugly Duckling turns into a swan! I used to love that one.....thank you for the gracious comments - I love them. to think they we allcommunicate across the globe is still astounding to me.


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