Container Gardens

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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Earthy wild white autumn container garden birch, moss, lemongrass, and heather (calluna) by rochelle greayer at www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

When I conceived of this autumn planter series, I had a couple challenges in my mind.  I wanted to use as few mums as possible...

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Retro green autumn planter for the fall garden. Featuring colues, hydranges and grasses. by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

Here's the thing about fall decorating - it's all going to end up in the compost pile pretty quickly -  in about six weeks. So,...

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cuphea, coleus, pine saplings and atremesia autumn container planting recipe - feathery fall fireworks from www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

Texture features large in this loosely planted arrangement that I am dubbing 'Feathery Fall Fireworks'.  Once again, I hope this inspires you beyond the typical container...

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Begonia Rex, loropetalum, and chrysanthemum container planting recipe - Autumnal merlot from www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

Autumn has arrived and even though the summer seems to be hanging on, it is time to think about making a few decorative changes around...

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Posted by Rochelle |

My mother's day gift to myself gets delivered tomorrow.  Well, maybe I should say installed.  It's a water spigot on the side of the house...

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Spring Planting herbs (rosemay, sage) and spices (turmeric and ginger) in self watering containers www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

Are you an early spring indoor seed starter? I am not. Not that I wouldn't like to be, but frankly I just don't have the...

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Office Makeover with Modernica Planter by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

Slowly but surely my new office is taking shape. The hardest part for me is always the finishing touches. I still need to find, load-up and...

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a shamrock (oxalis) rainbow www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

I'm finding the ever- increasing variety of oxalis  (commonly called Shamrocks or Wood Sorrel) available to gardeners very inspiring. In the last decade (or so)...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

After so many years of installing countless commercial and residential holiday containers, I could do it in my sleep. Seriously, winter containers have to be...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

I came across this image this morning over on Old House Gardens' page about forcing bulbs.   I've never seen such wonderful forcing pots and I...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

I've been to Lowes five times in the last three days. Isn't that always how it goes when you are working on projects? I never...

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These planting ideas weren't expressly presented as halloween ready by their creators...but I think they are perfect for the season don't you? Why not dismember...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

Its Friday and I am getting an early start as I am headed down to the Newport Folk Festival!  It's my first time, and its...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

    In this heat I am feeling anything but crisp and fresh.  Black and white always helps to sharpen things up so I've collected...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

I did a little plant shopping yesterday.  I wanted to get my planters looking pretty but this season I wanted it to be as quick...

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Spring container planter tuplis and forsythia rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer |

I love changing out my containers for the seasons.  After many years of doing this sort of thing for clients on a large-scale, it is...

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Shelved garden trend www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer |

A couple of months back I was chatting with a new garden friend when she openly wondered what the next big garden trend will be.  I have...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

You know those funky little v-vase shaped wooden trellis' that come shoved in grow pots with climbers?  They do the job long enough to get...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

I have a quick little round up of some exciting products that crossed my desk recently Green Bricks -- An easy (*looking*- I have not...

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Kochia plants via www.pithandvigor.om
Posted by rochelle greayer |

After coming across this image on Pinterest with the note "Kochia, the summer pot plant in India" -- I had questions. First -- what is...

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