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Before & After: Susan’s Front Bike Garden Makeover

Susan’s own description of the look she is trying to create in her garden puts a smile on my face.

She calls it:

“hardscrabble prairie/desert oasis/Texas cottage/woman homesteader/grubby child wandering through an arroyo on a Saturday morning”

It makes me think that there is nothing to be lost in trying to be more wordy with my design vision descriptions….



Through a series of front garden makeovers, I think she achieved what she was going for ….don’t you?  I really like it and love seeing a garden that by nature of its location is so completely different than my own.  You can see more about Susan’s garden at her interesting blog called the bike garden.

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  1. AlexGhe says:

    ok I’m confused. You have 2 afters, one with the house windows painted in red and one that realy look very much like the before image. In one image thare is a tree brach missing and in the last image the tree brach reapears, so what’s de deal?

    And aestheticaly speaking I realy thing before was better , just needed some cleaning and some colors there, problem not realy solved in the new graden design.

    Realy nice blog… cheers from ROmania!

    • rochelle says:

      there are a couple afters as there was a general makeover and then some upgrades made later….I included all the images I found…you notice details!! Personally, I love the makeover, I think it is probably more in keeping with the neighborhood, the climate and is a more responsible type of garden in this part of the country

  2. ghd straighteners uk says:

    Great color examples there! Looking forward to reading your next installation.

  3. Susan aka Miss R says:

    I met Susan at Buffa10 — she’s great and one really smart cookie. I’ve been reading her blog for a long time…

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