The Disruptors: Debra Prinzing

The Disruptors: Debra Prinzing

How did you evolve from garden writing into writing about floral design and then the floral industry?   During that…

Stickworks

Stickworks

We are all on a journey. But for the last few years, I wasn’t so sure anymore where my destination…

Rhubarb Cocktails

Rhubarb Cocktails

Story & Recipes: JOY FLANAGAN Images: AMBER LOCKE When it’s winter in New England, I love the excuse snow gives me…

How to Make an Origami Orchid

How to Make an Origami Orchid

Time is short, but I’ve found a beautiful holiday table top decoration idea for you. The North American Orchid Center  has…

Grow Plants Vertically with Patrick Blanc – Inventor of the Vertical Garden

Grow Plants Vertically with Patrick Blanc – Inventor of the Vertical Garden

I knew of Patrick Blanc‘s work long before I knew of him.  The first time I experienced one of his gardens…

Photographing Flowers on a Lightbox

Photographing Flowers on a Lightbox

This time of year there are lots of packages arriving by mail. When a package arrives, everyone is either trying to squirrel…

Concrete Outdoor Art by Studio Ossidiana

Concrete Outdoor Art by Studio Ossidiana

Sight Unseen has a great writeup about Dutch Design Week (October 21-29, 2016). There were many interesting items, but a couple caught my…

The Intimate City Collage Maps of Sohei Nishino

The Intimate City Collage Maps of Sohei Nishino

Sohei Nishino seems to have captured so many things that I love in his art.  Foreign cities, travel, maps, photography, collage,…

Word Diets and Pink Polka Dot Geraniums

Word Diets and Pink Polka Dot Geraniums

I’m on a word diet.  It’s just like Atkins, but instead of eating steaks slathered in butter, I have to…

Rocket Box Bat Houses

Rocket Box Bat Houses

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]So everyone knows that we need to save the bees.  And pollinators too.  But what are all the pollinators? Well,…

Raquel Rodrigo’s Urban Garden Cross-Stitching

Raquel Rodrigo’s Urban Garden Cross-Stitching

I gave up cross stitching after some serious burnout from making a pillow for a sorority sister back in college….

Modernist Delight: The Decordova Museum

Modernist Delight: The Decordova Museum

Two Big Black Hearts by Jim Dine ence pence by ursula von Rydingsvard Are You Here? by Johnathan Getelson Johnathan…

The 365 Day Photography Challenge of A Landscape Photographer

The 365 Day Photography Challenge of A Landscape Photographer

I’ve been trying to make new habits – exercise, diet change, social media consistency, writing consistency, and art making are…

Two Must-Follow Instagrams for Beautiful Summer Garden Craft

Two Must-Follow Instagrams for Beautiful Summer Garden Craft

Despite three days of rain earlier this week, many of my plants are struggling. We are in serious drought mode….

Revisiting Immigrant Gardeners

Revisiting Immigrant Gardeners

This weekend was my birthday and celebrations began on Saturday morning with brunch at Pier 6 in Charlestown, MA.  Pier…

Celebrating with Macerated Strawberries and Rosehip Vinegar Meringues

Celebrating with Macerated Strawberries and Rosehip Vinegar Meringues

Are you cooking anything this weekend? I am considering treating myself by using the first strawberries of the season in…

Julia Sherman’s Tomato Salad with Crunchy Cornmeal Croutons

Julia Sherman’s Tomato Salad with Crunchy Cornmeal Croutons

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

A Favorite Gift – National Parks Checklist Map

A Favorite Gift – National Parks Checklist Map

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

Inspired By Luisa Brimble

Inspired By Luisa Brimble

I am nearly midway through a photography and styling class with Holly Becker of Decor8.  As we learn to create…

The Gatekeeper – Prepare the Sacred Rosemary Syrup Before it Freezes!

The Gatekeeper – Prepare the Sacred Rosemary Syrup Before it Freezes!

by Joy Flanagan I wanted the latest seasonal cocktail to feature a classic New England harvest – fall’s little red…

Dark Moods and Spirited Delights – Halloween Garden Inspiration

Dark Moods and Spirited Delights – Halloween Garden Inspiration

Are your pumpkins decorated? The last costume details complete?  Is the front porch prepared for an onslaught of candy begging…

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