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About

Hello, I’m Rochelle Greayer. I’m a garden designer and writer. In 2001 I started a landscape design studio in my tiny flat in Notting Hill while studying Garden Design at the English Gardening School in London, England. Before that, I was a physicist rocket scientist developing software to fly satellites and F-18 flight simulators  – who needed a career change.… Continue Reading…

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The January Garden from the POV of A New Camera

The January Garden from the POV of A New Camera

How can it be January 5th already?  I’m unquestionably behind on everything… this is no way to start! I haven’t sorted out all the New Year’s-fresh-start-cleaning I had planned (rather embarrassingly, the fridge still has leftovers from Thanksgiving in it!), I am painfully behind on getting the Spring issue of PITH + VIGOR ready (I…

A Favorite Gift – National Parks Checklist Map

A Favorite Gift – National Parks Checklist Map

I received lots of really nice gifts this year and I am so grateful for all of them.  But I am especially appreciative that my daughter has come to the age where she suddenly knows the difference between the type of gift that any mother will cherish from any child (that she birthed) and the…

Thoughts for the New Year, and A 2016 Garden Design Trends Forecast (download)

Thoughts for the New Year, and A 2016 Garden Design Trends Forecast (download)

Hello readers.  I am both excited and nervous to share a project that I have been working on for the last month or so.  It is PITH + VIGOR’s first Garden Design Trends Forecast.  I really enjoyed pulling this together so I hope to make this an annual thing.   Directions for downloading a copy…

Cheers to the NYC Manhattan Greenline Proposal

Cheers to the NYC Manhattan Greenline Proposal

Could it really happen?  Will NYC really turn the forty city blocks that is the diagonal part of Broadway into a giant garden? Please, please, please, Santa say it will be so. NYC is already my favorite place within 3 hours and 37 minutes of my front door (my best peddle-to-the-metal time so far!), and…

Foraged Winter Wreath Making

Foraged Winter Wreath Making

I give up – I’ve been waiting for days to finish this little photo shoot of all the wreaths and garden decorations we have going on over here, but, weather.  Then an entirely different photo shoot preempted (more on that later). Then New England Grows trade show (more coming on that too).  And now, it…

Seasonal Song: Josh Ritter – Homecoming

Seasonal Song: Josh Ritter – Homecoming

Without my husband, the soundtrack of my life would either not exist or be filled solely with simplistic drivel that I lazily picked up on a top 40 radio channel.  But with his influence, things are much more interesting – I am regularly introduced to new and thoughtful artists and sublime songs. I am so thankful…

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