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California Poppy ‘Rosa Romantica’, Ageratum ‘Red Sea’, Cosmos ‘Rose Bonbon’, Poppy ‘Falling in Love’ all from Select Seeds
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Spring is near, why not plant some Valentines seeds?   I am increasingly becoming a seed growing convert.  No, I am not rigging up crazy...

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renting goats - ruminant goat clearing services have grown
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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...

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

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Elegant varieties of Baptisia. 'Pink Truffles', 'Vanilla Cream', and 'Dutch Chocolate'
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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...

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Wreaths are such ubiquitous holiday decorations, I find that most years I want to rebel against the traditional cliché of it all and just hang...

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Noticing yesterday that the tips of daffodils and spring bulbs are just beginning to poke through the ground, the branches of the willows have yellowed...

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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower center garden by Rochelle Greayer www.pithandvigor.com
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Skipping around this morning, I came across this quote from Lady Bird Johnson and I fell in love with her, again.  Every time I read...

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make you own chicken wire ghost via www.pithandvigor.com
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Are your pumpkins decorated? The last costume details complete?  Is the front porch prepared for an onslaught of candy begging creatures?  If not, I hope...

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stone mosaic garden inspiration via www.pithandvigor.com
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Here is what is inspiring me today. The World Beach Project it is an online gallery of art made by all kinds of people. It...

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a view up a tree www.pithandvigor.com
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For many states, Arbor day is the last Friday of April, but there are plenty of places where the annual tree planting day has either...

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downloadable floral wrapping paper. via www.pithandvigor.com
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As the spring flowers start to peak their little tips above ground, I am reminded that we are entering into flower picking season.  Last year,...

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Celtic Garden Belvedere from www.pithandvigor.com
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Writing a book requires reaching out to many people you might not otherwise have cause to contact. Interviews and image research require countless cold calls -...

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Celtic Garden Inspiration www.pithandvigor.com image by Michael Bianchi
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As I wrote my book last year, I considered so many different styles of gardens to discuss.  There where quite a few that didn't make...

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Alchemy Garden Malvern Spring Show
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Folly Builder. Can you think of a better business card title?  I wonder if anyone in the US has that title?   Folly's are much more...

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As you can see, this re-model has progressed significantly and at the moment I'm sitting with it. As I am starting to get back into...

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After so many years of installing countless commercial and residential holiday containers, I could do it in my sleep. Seriously, winter containers have to be...

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UPDATE: You can see it is taking shape -- hope you like it so far....still working....but getting there!! A serious change up is in order...

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The snow is piling up (over the windows at this point) and my cabin fever is turning into a strange and crazy thing. I think...

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After years of yanking the pervasive (and invasive) red roots of bittersweet from my garden beds, I am highly paranoid about the re-introduction of this...

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In the first issue of PITH + VIGOR,  Joanne Neale shared four great planting combos for fall-blooming bulbs - but a couple combos hit the...

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This morning I dropped my car off to get new tires for the winter.  I've been entirely failing on a daily goal of walking 10K steps...

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