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Whether you have visited the south of France or just seen pictures you know how seductive those mounded purple rows of lavender can be.  But...

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I thought I would revisit an old post today.  Originally written back in 2008 when I first started this blog - I had the year...

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Coming off last week's intense book editing jag, I am finding it really hard to get back into my rhythm - plus I always feel...

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desktop floral arrangement by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
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I hope you have all had a great weekend. I hear the weather has started to warm in most places.  I couldn't tell you as...

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I rarely go to bookstores anymore. I would if it was easier, but they are all at least a 20 minute drive from my home,...

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woodchucks and goji berries www.pithandvigor.com
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It's time for my annual proclamation that this is the year we will get the woodchuck problem in the garden under control.  This time I...

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I came across this image this morning over on Old House Gardens' page about forcing bulbs.   I've never seen such wonderful forcing pots and I...

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It's funny to me how some things become so much more interesting when they are scaled down. Bigger is not always better and less is...

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I am sorry to be getting this up late, but I have been stumbling around trying to sort out all the things that have to...

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dramatic cleome planting plan by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
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I hate Cleome. My disdain stems from a bad experience back when I was a baby gardener.  In my baby gardener days, I had a...

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I've had a lot of new and exciting things going on this week.  I've been working on a trailer for my book.  Reverse engineering shots...

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  If you didn't see my Apartment Therapy post about the inspiration for my table top garden, then you might have missed Rad Megan's table...

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As the winter drudges on, my patience for a lack of greenery has started to come to a head.  I don't think I mentioned that...

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I've got a couple hours before the weekend begins in earnest so I am trying to squeeze in some creative work before I sign off....

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Whoa - it's February already!.  That really snuck up on me! January went by was faster than a collection of short and cold days have...

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Have you ever noticed how the wood in so many Scandinavian designed products is light and pretty?  Blonde wood and lime washes pervade and give...

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It's January, Are you in planning mode?  Yeah, me too. I'm planning windbreaks and barriers, berry gardens, possibly some new trees too, and the completion...

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Why Slow Flowers? from debra prinzing on Vimeo. Over the new year I had an amazing opportunity to learn first hand about the cut flower...

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succulent cushions
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The holidays are over and I'm taking down the remaining christmas decorations this weekend.  The house always feels so bare once the tinsel and twinkle...

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What is it about blue flowers that causes such an obsession among plant breeders and gardeners?  I'll confess my own devotion to the deep blue...

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Are you considering adding a deck to your garden?  What deck materials or finish is right for you? What is right for your project? How do...

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