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27 July 2008| Accessories, Plants, Trends

Trend #6 -Brown exudes luxury Brown as a feature in the landscape? Doesn’t that have a negative connotation (dead leaves, brown field, bare dirt)?  No! I love that this is a trend, because it allows me to celebrate one of my all time favorite plants. ….Carex ‘Comans Bronze’… Yes I have planted it for clients and they have inquired about it’s health but in the end it’s endless sophistication brings style to any space. Resin Containers let you go big without too much extra cost. The Madison Container in Old...

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2008 garden design color trends - green in all variations
23 July 2008| Art, Garden Travel, Trends

Trend # 5 – Green in all variations Green, of course green, it is the word of the moment; it exudes an air of health, beauty and serenity. I love this picture of a green garden posted by Rudy Garon at his website Antigua daily photo I grew up in Colorado, but spent summers at my grandparents ranch in central Montana. In my eyes, my grandmother was the last of a kind; a real life frontier woman. She also was a tremendous gardener and when I would get bored during...

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grey and shiny - color trend 2008 - chrysocephalum apiculatum
19 July 2008| Accessories, Plants, Trends

Zara inspired me to take a look around and see what we could offer in the spirit of the 2008 color trends. Here are some ideas for color trends in 2008. Trend # 1 – Pinks – Especially yellow pinks and raspberry pink.   Plants with the right colors tones.  Astilbe taquetii ‘Superba’ and Kalmia latifolia ‘Raspberry Glow’ Acamp is offering these chairs in a rainbow of colors, but here in our Yellow-pink. – I am not sure what dahlia this is? Does anyone know? But what a gorgeous shade of yellow- pink!...

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A recap of HD Expo 2008

There were quite a few events over the 2 days that I attended. These are my thoughts about each. Town Hall Meeting Looking back (and writing this after the fact) – this was easily one the best events for my purposes to attend and the best part is that it was free! If you are attending HD Expo and they continue to do this event (organizers please take note— you should continue to do this event), do not miss this event. The list of people in key positions who attended...

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20 June 2008| Uncategorized

After nearly two years of thinking about it and saying we should do it, we have done it…..joined the blogoshere. Here we are. What are we, Greayer Design Associates, doing here? I am not entirely sure, as with most things I jump in first and figure it out as we go along. I have a plan, but I know better than to think we are going to follow it. We are taking another giant seeming step for this company. Making a new way to meet and greet people who are...

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Rochelle GreayerFounder/ Editor

Rochelle Greayer runs PITH + VIGOR, an adaptive publishing project that encourages a greater connection with nature and the environment through gardening, art, design, regional food and meaningful travel. This online platform is a showcase of thoughts and ideas as well as a springboard for creative collaborations, events and classes, and a magazine. In the fall of 2014, the print version of PITH +VIGOR, was launched with a successful crowdfunding campaign. Issue 6 is currently in production. Greayer’s “Cultivating Garden Style” was published by Timber Press in the Autumn of 2014.