Gardens

sambucus black lace by lozwilkes via flickr cc www.pithandvigor.com
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  Sambucus 'Black Lace' (ornamental elderberry) by lozwilces via flickr CC 2.0.   Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' (Purple Smokebush) by peganum by CC via flickr  Plants...

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withered crapapples january 4 2016 rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
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  How can it be January 5th already?  I'm unquestionably behind on everything... this is no way to start! I haven't sorted out all the...

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pith and vigor 2016 garden design trends report www.pithandvigor.com
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Hello readers.  I am both excited and nervous to share a project that I have been working on for the last month or so.  It...

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recommended garden tools by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
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As promised, here are a couple more good garden tools (one rake, one pitchfork) that I not only love, but promise your favorite gardener will...

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tool reccomendations from rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
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Have your ever noticed how tasks done with the right tools can often go from tedious and tiresome to enjoyable and invigorating? I helped a...

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JARDiN DE SERICOURT BY Olivier Bacquet via www.pithandvigor.com
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I spent most of yesterday sorting out a computer upgrade, a messed up router and hanging with my little people (who had a holiday from...

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japanese garden - Black soil and hexagon garden by n-tree www.n-tree.jp via www.pithandvigor.com
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I was struck by this garden when I first saw it.  I thought, "that will be nice once it is all planted up". But then...

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Making a suburban meadow and sedum/ succulent lawn with www.pithandvigor.com
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In the Autumn 2015 Issue of PITH + VIGOR we followed designer Claire Kettelkamp of Kettelkamp and Kettelkamp around a garden that she and her...

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lidians Lylre by Linda Hoffman landscape art www.pithandvigor.com
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The hotels around here are all sold out, the apple orchard across the street has called an 'all-hands', every door is flanked by a big...

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Backyard biology - turning your garden into a lab for kids to learn everything from biology and math to marketing and economics www.pithandvigor.com
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As the editor of this newspaper, my job is mostly to bring ideas together, and as they flow in from around the garden world, I...

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Earthy wild white autumn container garden birch, moss, lemongrass, and heather (calluna) by rochelle greayer at www.pithandvigor.com
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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
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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
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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
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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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Edyn Garden sensor by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
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I've been a bit of a relic when it comes to trying out the plethora of new apps and digital tools to help me in...

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rambling rose garden scrapbook via www.pithandvigor.com
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I tell people I can't grow Baptisia - but the reality is that about 5 years ago I planted 8 of them in the fall...

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Harlow Carr Clematis scrambling through container garden by jacki-dee via www.pithandvigor.com
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As you have probably noticed, I work with Proven Winners to test out their plants and then help you (through this website) learn more about...

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Je Persoonlijke Tuin Dutch version of Cultivating Garden Style by Rochelle Greayer
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  Check this out - it's my book - in Dutch.  I love all things Dutch - have I ever told you that if I could...

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The Chelsea Flower Show in London represents the pinnacle of garden design and is, without question, an annual opportunity to check in with many of...

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Chelsea Flower Show 2015 by Gillian Carson for www.pithandvigor.com
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by Gillian Carson Editor Note:  Gillian Carson of My Tiny Plot took in Chelsea as a spectator on press day as well as on public days....

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by Carrie Preston You think beforehand that when you build a stand at Chelsea you will have lots of opportunity to view and photograph the...

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