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PITH + VIGOR Issue No. 6 Assembly
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Dear Readers, Sometimes new beginnings come in fits and starts. I always wish for a spring that slowly wakes up, with the earliest bloomers warming...

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Spring cleaning for your best garden (indoors and out).
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Do you regularly wash your house windows? I have to admit - I've never.     I've tried but it gets overwhelming fast.  But I...

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winter garden light
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Do you feel the grip of winter loosing its hold?  I live in New England so I am not going to let myself start thinking...

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downey rattlesnake native orchid origami pattern
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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...

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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,...

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Light Box Flower Photography by Ngoc Minh No
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This time of year there are lots of packages arriving by mail. When a package arrives, everyone is either trying to squirrel it away before being seen...

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After Garden Makeover - Colonial House in Yucatan Mexico.
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There are so many ideas to steal from this interesting hospitality project in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. The building that received a garden makeover is a historical...

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The Petrified Carpet collection by Studio ossidiana - concrete garden art.
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Sight Unseen has a great writeup about Dutch Design Week (October 21-29, 2016). There were many interesting items, but a couple caught my eye.  Created by Studio Ossidiana, these concrete pieces...

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Kitchen Countertop herb garden bonsai planting recipe. How To DIY.
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As most of my gardening attention shifts to houseplants and things I can grow inside, I wanted to share one of my favorite container gardens.  It...

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I spotted Phillip Nixon's Garden in Apartment Therapy last week when they referred to it as an "Indiana Jones Oasis".  (oddly, IMO, because nothing about this...

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Asters, Helianthus, grasses and hydrangeas combine for a beautiful fall garden - Austrian Garden Tour
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My plants have just about passed on for the season.  The last of the leaves are strew across the lawn with only a couple still...

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OsterGRO urban rooftop farm in Denmark
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The simple fact that such a bounty can come from a pile of dirt on top a building inspires me to no end. Gardening is...

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Amsterdam by Sohei Nishino
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Sohei Nishino seems to have captured so many things that I love in his art.  Foreign cities, travel, maps, photography, collage, vast landscapes, collage, (I could...

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skirret in beds
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After a couple of seasons of being a lesser vegetable gardener than I once was, I have finally come to terms with what I need...

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The mailbox mouse
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Something is alive in the mailbox. A few months back the door of the mailbox rusted to the point that it just fell off. But...

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I'm on a word diet.  It's just like Atkins, but instead of eating steaks slathered in butter, I have to string together two thousand five...

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White house kitchen Garden Michelle Obama - Show me a movement - www.pithandvigor.com
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I am very excited to welcome a guest here today. Linda Bilsens is the Community Composting Manager at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and earlier this year, Michelle...

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Urbana illinois bat house project
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So everyone knows that we need to save the bees.  And pollinators too.  But what are all the pollinators? Well, the list is long and...

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Re-planting the Christmas Cactus with Method Hand Soap by rochelle greayer
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My christmas cactus is kind of disgusting. Many years ago, I had this (less than) genius idea to plant my cactus in a clear glass...

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@doyoutravel in montserrat spain
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I spent a week in Barcelona this summer and now I have a new top five favorite European cities list.  It now goes like this -...

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Direvilla Kodiak Orange by Rochelle Greayer www.pithandvigor.com
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It goes with the territory that get to try out lots of new plants.  Most are nice - but if they can't pass muster then...

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