Garden Styles

Carrie Preston by jolanthe lalkens
Posted by Rochelle |

Carrie Preston has been designing gardens for 25 years. At just 14 years old she started working at a perennial nursery in NJ and became...

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Team Lab giant interactive flower dislplay. Contemporary art. Part of a discussion at www.pithandvigor.com about technology and gardens - interactive gardens.
Posted by Rochelle |

I'm headed to Orlando next week to speak at the Epcot International Garden Festival.  I'm excited, but still have to put final touches one of my...

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How to build a better deck - tips on style and materials.
Posted by Rochelle |

Decks do not have to be boring and the living space they create can and should be imbued with a sense of style that looks...

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Camellias in full bloom at Middleton Place gardens. March 2015. by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

Last week, the old south - specifically Charleston, South Carolina welcomed me for a few days while I got to know some new people.  I'll get...

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Everything you ever wanted (and didn't want) to know about moss - at www.pithandvigor.com - image by Sascha Wenninger - Moss near the Yarra River
Posted by Rochelle |

I'm always up for being sent off on a research tangent.  Not knowing where it will end up, what I will learn and what will...

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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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Celtic Garden Belvedere from www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer |

Writing a book requires reaching out to many people you might not otherwise have cause to contact. Interviews and image research require countless cold calls -...

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Celtic Garden Inspiration www.pithandvigor.com image by Michael Bianchi
Posted by rochelle greayer |

As I wrote my book last year, I considered so many different styles of gardens to discuss.  There where quite a few that didn't make...

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Alchemy Garden Malvern Spring Show
Posted by rochelle greayer |

Folly Builder. Can you think of a better business card title?  I wonder if anyone in the US has that title?   Folly's are much more...

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Posted by rodney eason |

For over 25 years, running has been a constant in my life but with the recent onset of knee pain, my orthopedist has advised I...

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Mushroom garden plan
Posted by Rochelle |

After ten years of staring down a large pile of hardwood logs left for me after the installation of a new home septic system, I’ve...

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Trends on Trial: Vertical Wall Gardens: An Urban Oasis or a Recipe for Architectural Disaster? for PITH + VIGOR
Posted by Rochelle |

Opening Statement: Green walls are not new. French botanist Patrick Blanc has been popularizing green walls by building awe inspiring, hydroponically fed, wall structures since...

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setaria palmifolia by Katja Schulz
Posted by rodney eason |

*sort of When I say sort of, I am alluding to the fact that this plant that looks like a palm is not really a...

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sporobolus Prairie dropseed at the highline garden
Posted by rodney eason |

Walking through New York city brings to mind a unique combination of good and bad smells. Cooking onions and sausages from street food vendors, fresh...

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midnight marvel hibiscus www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rodney eason |

Which plant is literally on fire in our garden right now? Hibiscus 'Midnight Marvel.' I admittedly ordered this plant on a whim when we needed...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

Since seeing this container planting over on Garden's Illustrated's website earlier this summer, I have been all sorts of obsessed with mini meadows in pots....

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

We've been in Belgium for two weeks now - filling our time slowly with the treasures of the region.  We are staying in Brugge, and...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

My dad's latest engineering feat has been to install a hydroponics growing system in the spare bedroom of my parents home. Yes, they live in...

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Bloodroot
Posted by rodney eason |

It is late May here in Maine and we are in the midst of a long, cool spring. The temperatures have only risen above 70...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

This week I have been pulling together plans for a white garden to be installed this summer at a client's home.   I have been...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

Greetings, Studio G Readers!  My name is Elizabeth, and I’ve been designing outdoor spaces for over 12 years.  I also have a background in production...

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