I first met Casey Pradelli last year when she approached me about photographing her garden. I responded to her e mail quickly, as flowers are one of my most favorite subjects, and jumped in the car to do a drive by of her Haverford property. I knew immediately upon arrival that I wanted the job and began photographing even before Casey arrived. Roses of all colors and sizes climbed the exterior of the four year renovation project Casey and her husband have recently completed. Huge snowball like hydrangea swayed in the warm summer breeze mixing unexpectedly well with perfectly placed succulents I found in the shaded pea pebble garden towards the rear of the house. Over whelmed with inspiration from the garden alone, I knew the inside must be equally as beautiful. I found myself peeking into the windows of the sun porch desperate to see more.
Casey happily agreed and gave me the tour I was so hoping for.. Inside I discovered a happy mix of west coast roots and elaborate vintage finds. She floated from room to room casually describing what went into rehabbing the 5000 square foot home and with each turn of a corner I discovered something more about the multi- talented BHHS agent, mother of two with a passion for garden design and an addiction to “fixer uppers”….TO READ MORE OF THE ARTICLE CLICK HERE
I’m very excited and honored to be featured in Garden Design’s online publication. They featured my personal garden which has been and still is a labor of love. While I enjoy all aspects of making a home…buying, selling, rehabbing, design, and garden design…I have to say that planting a garden is my passion.
With an affinity for roses, Casey Pradelli knew she had to surround her newly purchased, Haverford, Pennsylvania, home with them. As her husband restored the interior of their late 1800s home, Casey focused on the exterior of the half-acre property.
Not one to follow “the gardening rules,” Casey posted an ad online offering up all the existing bushes on the property, free to anyone who wanted to dig them up and set out to plant her rose garden in front of the house. “The neighbors thought I was crazy! But they thought I was more crazy when I told them I was planting a rose garden in the front planting bed,” shares Casey. “They were surprised that I was planning a rose garden in the front instead of the back.” Little did her neighbors know, she knew what she was doing. “I started my tiny rose garden 13 years ago at my old home. My planting bed was only 2 feet deep and 15 feet long, but I managed to pack in 20 or so roses along with perennials to hide their “ugly legs.” Needless to say, those once skeptical neighbors now enthusiastically look forward to spring each year. READ MORE HERE