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California Poppy ‘Rosa Romantica’, Ageratum ‘Red Sea’, Cosmos ‘Rose Bonbon’, Poppy ‘Falling in Love’ all from Select Seeds
13 02 2017| Plants

Spring is near, why not plant some Valentines seeds?   I am increasingly becoming a seed growing convert.  No, I am not rigging up crazy light contraptions in my home (in the absence of the dreamy greenhouse). But, to get great plants for less money, I am experimenting with direct to the...

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renting goats - ruminant goat clearing services have grown

Renting goats for land clearing is a wonderful idea (if you ask me).  It is all at once pastoral, economical, and green.  Neighbors love to watch goats wander a vacant lot and make short work of removing invasive plants.   A quick check at goatfinder.com’s rent-a-goat section  (yes that exists) lists...

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downey rattlesnake native orchid origami pattern
21 12 2016| Art

Time is short, but I’ve found a beautiful holiday table top decoration idea for you. The North American Orchid Center  has been uploading a new origami orchid pattern daily for the 25 days of Christmas.  There are all sorts of orchids from all around the country (all are native to North...

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Jardin vertical de Patrick Blanc à la Défense image by Romuald Le Peru

I knew of Patrick Blanc‘s work long before I knew of him.  The first time I experienced one of his gardens was sometime in 2007 when I happened to walk around the side of the BHV Homme in Paris. I was dumbstruck at seeing a wall of plants on the side...

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Elegant varieties of Baptisia. 'Pink Truffles', 'Vanilla Cream', and 'Dutch Chocolate'
19 12 2016| Plants

Years ago, when the Perennial Plant Association named Baptisia australis their plant of the year for 2010, I promptly bought five and planted them in my garden.  They were new-to-me at the time and they were lauded for being low maintenance and long lived. Perfect. Then, the next spring, I accidentally weeded out every single one of them....

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Are you hitting the road for the holidays? I am not – but I love a good epic holiday road trip. This time of year, I can’t help but think about some of the intense winter driving journeys that my family has made between Denver, CO and my mother’s family...

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PITH + VIGOR is where you can find a greater connection with nature through gardens, art, regional food and meaningful travel. I’m Rochelle Greayer and I am an author, publisher, and designer. This is a showcase of my thoughts and ideas as well as a springboard for creative collaborations, events and classes, books, and a magazine.

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