Rochelle Greayer

Welcome to the

Pith   Vigor



The Shop

dig into

PSSST... Back Issues of P+V Newspaper Are Available in the FREE Resource Library

the Book



Hey There! I’m Rochelle Greayer. I’m a garden designer on TV and IRL. I’m also an author and entrepreneur who thinks she can save the world by teaching everyone a little something about landscape design.



JOin US for bootcamp



Before & After: A Backyard Makeover in Oregon

before & after, path, backyard, garden, landscapeI saw this post and it reminded me how much faster projects go when you have an entire group of people helping vs. being alone or maybe having help from just one person. Jami over at An Oregon Cottage posted these before & after shots and it made me realize that I need to do this with my friends next year when I start digging our pond. 


Jami and her family have been devoting their Saturdays to “work days” where they tackle huge projects together. They rotate houses each Saturday and it sounds like a lot of fun! There were 9 people helping with this particular project over at her sister’s house, and they did the entire thing in just 3 hours! That’s pretty impressive. Wouldn’t it be fun to wrangle 6 or 7 friends for your next big outdoor project? Painting the exterior of the house would be a good project for a group…or maybe building and staining a deck or laying a path. Of course, your friends have to be somewhat detail oriented depending on what kind of project you choose, but I think it’s a pretty cool concept. I’ve heard of people doing it before but seeing the actual results along with the number of people and amount of time really puts it in perspective. Nice work, Jami! -erin

Images from: An Oregon Cottage.


Spread the love
  1. Jami @ An Oregon Cottage

    October 31st, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Thanks so much for featuring our family garden makeover! It really was fun to do and as a group we’ve accomplished a lot of projects, including painting our houses as you suggest. It’s a great way to check big to-do’s off the list!

  2. Charlie@Seattle Trekker

    November 7th, 2013 at 12:57 am

    I love it when you show before and after pictures; they are always so full of great ideas.

  3. Robart @ Commercial Greenhouse

    November 12th, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Nice work. I love to see before and after pics

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

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

Join the PitH+VIGOR Newsletter Community