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My husband is not a gardener - but over the years I've learned that there are few things I can do entice a little interest....

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Upgrading the Trader Joes roses with garden cuttings by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
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Am I the only blogger who hasn't written a story about how to upgrade grocery store flowers into something more interesting?   I think I might...

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tick up date watercolor by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
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I'm easily two months late in announcing it is tick season, but I thought I'd mention it as I have a few things to share from...

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Floral Salon Credit for Garden Collage Pop up shop by Andreana Bitsis
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Are you cooking anything this weekend? I am considering treating myself by using the first strawberries of the season in a special way. I got...

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A stand of birch trees by the Tate Modern gallery. by garryknight CC Flickr via www.pithandvigor.com
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By: DR. ROXANNE DALEO Shinrin-Yoku. Translation: Shinrin – forest. Yoku – bathing, showering, taking in – with all of our senses. Shinrin-yoku – bathing mind...

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  Inspired by her study of cross-cultural healing practices, Dr. Daleo believes it is possible to weave the ways of ancient people into the fabric of...

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proven winners creeping thyme for grass replacement - by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
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We've had two straight weeks of rain and constant drizzle and I still can't get that grass to take root. Stick a fork in it...

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iris cristata via www.pithandvigor.com
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I remember the first time I heard the oft repeated gardener's maxim, “First year they sleep, the second year they creep, and the third year...

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Seed libraries by Cindy Conner
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Community seed sharing programs are appearing across the country in the form of seed libraries. Through these programs, members receive a small amount of seeds to...

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Olivia Mew art for hudson valley seed library packet via www.pithandvigor.com
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Being a garden blogger has its perks...free plants and seeds.  Every year, the packets come in, some I purchased and some from suppliers who want...

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Alexander von Humboldt's illustration's of mountain zones.
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I've got big plans this spring (I know I am speaking as if it is still coming - when in fact, it already came, flitted...

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glass gem corn illustration by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
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The vegetable garden is getting a makeover this year. I am filled with spring energy and can't wait to make a transformation! As I am making...

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karl gercens lysimachia and ajuga via www.pithandvigor.com
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Kathleen LaLiberte shared some exciting ways to use black plants in your garden in the Spring Issue of PITH + VIGOR.  Playing off the idea of...

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Easter colored flowers by glenna barlow CC on fllickr via www.pithandvigor.com
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My front hall is hardly passable. I am purging. There are bags of clothes, nests of  tangled cables from long dead and unidentifiable devices, shoes...

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sambucus black lace by lozwilkes via flickr cc www.pithandvigor.com
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  Sambucus 'Black Lace' (ornamental elderberry) by lozwilces via flickr CC 2.0.   Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' (Purple Smokebush) by peganum by CC via flickr  Plants...

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Kath LaLiberte for PITH + VIGOR www..pithandvigor.com
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Kathleen LaLiberte moved to Vermont in the 1970s with the dream of having a garden where she could grow her own food and flowers. She...

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Spring is allergy season but do you know why? Ok, yes, because many people have pollen allergies of one sort or another and as trees and...

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THOMAS LEO OGREN, a former teacher, farmer and nurseryman, is a horticulturist and allergy researcher who has spent 30 years exploring the strong connections between...

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Still life centerpiece desinged by Carly Cylinder photographed by Teri Lyn Fisher for www.pithandvigor.com
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I've been looking for a good excuse to commission and wear clothing made of fruit, veg, and flowers for years and my dream dress would...

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In 1998, when Danielle Hahn and her husband, Bill, decided to become rose growers on their 15-acre property in Carpinteria, CA, the endeavor was always...

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science fair project cut flowers by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
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I try to make varied and wide-ranging suggestions, but my own interests seem to have an overwhelming sway on my daughters choices...of science fair projects. Last...

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