Before & After

Who doesn’t love Before & Afters?

Befores and Afters in my own garden...

Befores and Afters in my own garden…

All decked out.  2002 |  2013

Staring down the driveway. 2002 | 2013
Making a backyard room by taking out the backyard. 2002 | 2013
Child’s play.  2002  |  2013
Full frontal  2002  |  2013

Jim Charlier is an advertising designer/photographer/crafter with a serious gardening problem. He's co-written a garden design book featuring the funky, quirky and fun gardens by the gardeners of Buffalo titled "Buffalo-Style Gardens: Create a Quirky, One-of-a-Kind Private Garden with Eye-Catching Designs" (; he writes a long-standing garden blog (; led the largest garden tour in America, Garden Walk Buffalo; has written for, or provided photography for dozens of magazines and books; has made presentations and participated in panel discussions on garden design and garden tourism nationally and internationally.

0 comments on “Who doesn’t love Before & Afters?

  1. You don't do anything small, that's for sure!


  2. Wow, what a difference. Very impressive and well done!!


  3. Anonymous

    Love what you've done with the place. Wish I had the fore thought to do the same thing! It is well done and you can be very proud of it all.


  4. Really lovely! Nice use of containers, too. I think one of the most satisfying aspects of landscaping/gardening is the visual proof of one's work. Even an hour or two of weeding and pruning makes such a difference. The before and after images are evidence of a job well done.I'd like to invite you to check out The Backroads Traveller, a photo blog by my dad, a career nurseryman. I'll point you to his posts about plants and gardening, but he has many, many pictures of the rural areas and small towns of Western New York and nearby that I hope you would enjoy.,Eric


  5. These are fantastic. But, you are supposed to make the 'before' pictures look as bad as possible — some of yours don't look so bad. Architecture magazines will show 'before' photos in black and white to make them look as terrible as possible.Ray


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