Gardens

Pretty Porch Ideas from Ile d'Orleans in Quebec, Canada
Posted by rochelle greayer |

While traveling around the Ile d'Orleans, across the St Lawerence River from Quebec City in Canada, I had a couple of "whoa, stop the car!"...

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winter garden light
Posted by Rochelle |

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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renting goats - ruminant goat clearing services have grown
Posted by rochelle greayer |

Renting goats for land clearing is a wonderful idea (if you ask me).  It is all at once pastoral, economical, and green.  Neighbors love to...

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Jardin vertical de Patrick Blanc à la Défense image by Romuald Le Peru
Posted by rochelle greayer |

I knew of Patrick Blanc's work long before I knew of him.  The first time I experienced one of his gardens was sometime in 2007 when...

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After Garden Makeover - Colonial House in Yucatan Mexico.
Posted by Rochelle |

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.
Posted by Rochelle |

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.
Posted by Rochelle |

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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Posted by Rochelle |

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
Posted by Rochelle |

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
Posted by Rochelle |

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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White house kitchen Garden Michelle Obama - Show me a movement - www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

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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@doyoutravel in montserrat spain
Posted by Rochelle |

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
Posted by Rochelle |

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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Le Riad Jasmine pool marrakech morocco islamic pool garden
Posted by Rochelle |

I've got to scratch an itch - my travel itch.  Today Marrakech, Morocco is enticing today... tomorrow it might be Sweden - it doesn't matter...

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Posted by Rochelle |

Nestled in Lincoln, MA, one of Boston's quietest most rural-feeling (though not actually rural) suburbs, the Decordova museum and sculpture park brings contemporary outdoor art to New England....

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garden feng shui by potterybarn
Posted by Rochelle |

Some interesting ideas here to help you plant something new in your garden.  Have you ever used Feng Shui to plan your living spaces? How...

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Amsterdam playhouse via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

Do you have a favorite city? The place you would choose to live if you could choose to live anywhere? Mine is Amsterdam. I love...

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Garden Tour of La Colombe d'Or image by by Bernadette Marie via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

It's Wednesday and I find it hard to believe that just four days ago I was in Provence, France. I wish I was still there....

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essential oil candels by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

I discovered something wonderful recently. I have long been a lover of essential oils... the right scent can really energize me. I picked up on...

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Floral Salon Credit for Garden Collage Pop up shop by Andreana Bitsis
Posted by Rochelle |

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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Olivia Mew art for hudson valley seed library packet via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

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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