Author Archives: Rochelle

Being a garden blogger has its perks…free plants and seeds.  Every year, the packets come in, some I purchased and… Continue Reading

I’ve got big plans this spring (I know I am speaking as if it is still coming – when in… Continue Reading

The vegetable garden is getting a makeover this year. I am filled with spring energy and can’t wait to make a… Continue Reading

Kathleen LaLiberte shared some exciting ways to use black plants in your garden in the Spring Issue of PITH + VIGOR.… Continue Reading

My front hall is hardly passable. I am purging. There are bags of clothes, nests of  tangled cables from long… Continue Reading

    Plants with black flowers and dark foliage are uncommon and defy our expectations of nature. It is their… Continue Reading

Kathleen LaLiberte moved to Vermont in the 1970s with the dream of having a garden where she could grow her… Continue Reading

Spring is allergy season but do you know why? Ok, yes, because many people have pollen allergies of one sort or… Continue Reading

THOMAS LEO OGREN, a former teacher, farmer and nurseryman, is a horticulturist and allergy researcher who has spent 30 years… Continue Reading

I’ve been looking for a good excuse to commission and wear clothing made of fruit, veg, and flowers for years… Continue Reading

In 1998, when Danielle Hahn and her husband, Bill, decided to become rose growers on their 15-acre property in Carpinteria,… Continue Reading

  Here is the blow by blow chart of how this played out. (open chart images in a new tab… Continue Reading

In the Spring Issue of PITH + VIGOR (subscribers can download it here) we met Julia Sherman who gave us a… Continue Reading

All subscribers can download a digital .pdf copy of issue #5 here: Spring 2016 compressed   Continue Reading

All subscribers can download a digital .pdf copy of issue #4 here: Issue 4 fall 2015 compressed   Continue Reading

There are only a couple of things that get me through the last days of winter –  insta-stalking Aussie gardeners… Continue Reading

I’ve got cause to celebrate – the Spring 2016 issue of PITH + VIGOR is shipping next week! Seriously, we made… Continue Reading

I spent the weekend in New York City, a last-minute trip I planned on Friday after Kate, Anne-Marie and I… Continue Reading

Between where I live and the actual city of Boston, there is an area that was, historically, a huge growing… Continue Reading

    But despite this somewhat demoralizing set of facts, I am undoubtedly in the freshest, most ready, frame of… Continue Reading

I received lots of really nice gifts this year and I am so grateful for all of them.  But I… Continue Reading

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