Gardens

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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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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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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choosing a new table for the patio
Posted by Rochelle |

I'm in the market for a table for my patio. As soon as the weather warms and dries, I've just got to finish staining the...

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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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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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How to make an attractive city by alain de Botton
Posted by Rochelle |

I've been serving on a committee with my little town to try to sort out some design guidelines for our 'commercial district'. If you've ever...

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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 Rochelle |

If you lived in England in the early 2000's you might remember when painting walls 'Ground Force' blue was a thing. When I came across...

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by flora.forager via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

What a week! The beginning of the year always feel like the first week coming back from vacation (a little tortured) but whew....it has been...

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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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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 rodney eason |

My wife asked me as we drove with our four kids from Maine to North Carolina, what I would like for Christmas. You know the...

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Posted by erin lang |

Hey everyone! I hope you guys were able to finish up all your fall gardening this year! I wanted to plant some bulbs this fall...

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