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,…

Re-Potting Christmas Cactus

Re-Potting Christmas Cactus

My christmas cactus is kind of disgusting. Many years ago, I had this (less than) genius idea to plant my…

Fall Favorites: 3 New Plants To Look For in 2017

Fall Favorites: 3 New Plants To Look For in 2017

It goes with the territory that get to try out lots of new plants.  Most are nice – but if…

Garden Travel: Le Riad Jasmine – Marrakech, Morocco

Garden Travel: Le Riad Jasmine – Marrakech, Morocco

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I’ve got to scratch an itch – my travel itch.  Today Marrakech, Morocco is enticing today… tomorrow it might be…

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…

Feng Shui Garden Design Tips

Feng Shui Garden Design Tips

Some interesting ideas here to help you plant something new in your garden.  Have you ever used Feng Shui to…

The Amsterdam Playhouse

The Amsterdam Playhouse

Do you have a favorite city? The place you would choose to live if you could choose to live anywhere?…

Garden To Visit: La Colombe d’Or Hotel

Garden To Visit: La Colombe d’Or Hotel

It’s Wednesday and I find it hard to believe that just four days ago I was in Provence, France. I…

When All Else Fails – Soil. Compost. Mulch.

When All Else Fails – Soil. Compost. Mulch.

I generally feel like I can’t do much of anything about of a whole host of things that concern me…

Garden Style Plants – Using Double White Impatiens

Garden Style Plants – Using Double White Impatiens

Whole Foods and Trader Joes appear to have recently split a shipment of beautiful potted gardenias and they both had…

Father’s Day Plant Gift Ideas – From a Dad

Father’s Day Plant Gift Ideas – From a Dad

My husband is not a gardener – but over the years I’ve learned that there are few things I can…

Another Grocery Store Bouquet Story.

Another Grocery Store Bouquet Story.

Am I the only blogger who hasn’t written a story about how to upgrade grocery store flowers into something more interesting?…

Shinrin-Yoku Forest Breathing

Shinrin-Yoku Forest Breathing

By: DR. ROXANNE DALEO Shinrin-Yoku. Translation: Shinrin – forest. Yoku – bathing, showering, taking in – with all of our…

Giving Up On That Grass

Giving Up On That Grass

We’ve had two straight weeks of rain and constant drizzle and I still can’t get that grass to take root….

Succeeding with Ground Covers

Succeeding with Ground Covers

I remember the first time I heard the oft repeated gardener’s maxim, “First year they sleep, the second year they…

Why Start a Seed Library?

Why Start a Seed Library?

Community seed sharing programs are appearing across the country in the form of seed libraries. Through these programs, members receive a…

Move-over Strawberries… I Need Room

Move-over Strawberries… I Need Room

The vegetable garden is getting a makeover this year. I am filled with spring energy and can’t wait to make a…

Using Black Plants – Seven Daring Pairings of Darkness & Light for Your Garden

Using Black Plants – Seven Daring Pairings of Darkness & Light for Your Garden

Kathleen LaLiberte shared some exciting ways to use black plants in your garden in the Spring Issue of PITH + VIGOR….

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas

Skipping around this morning, I came across this quote from Lady Bird Johnson and I fell in love with her,…

The Strange Seduction of Black Plants – 4 Tips for Using Them In The Garden

The Strange Seduction of Black Plants – 4 Tips for Using Them In The Garden

    Plants with black flowers and dark foliage are uncommon and defy our expectations of nature. It is their…

Botanical Sexism: Stopping Our Current Allergy Crisis

Botanical Sexism: Stopping Our Current Allergy Crisis

Spring is allergy season but do you know why? Ok, yes, because many people have pollen allergies of one sort or…

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