Trends

pith and vigor 2016 garden design trends report www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle | 31 December 2015

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...

Begonia Rex, loropetalum, and chrysanthemum container planting recipe - Autumnal merlot from www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle | 21 September 2015

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...

Posted by Rochelle | 25 May 2015

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...

Chelsea Flower Show 2015 by Gillian Carson for www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle | 25 May 2015

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....

Posted by Rochelle | 25 May 2015

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...

How to make an attractive city by alain de Botton
Posted by Rochelle | 17 March 2015

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...

Trends on Trial: Vertical Wall Gardens: An Urban Oasis or a Recipe for Architectural Disaster? for PITH + VIGOR
Posted by Rochelle | 05 November 2014

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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Shelved garden trend www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer | 29 April 2013

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...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 07 June 2012

Oh 80’s with all your garish blue eyeshadow, big fat shoulders and stink inducing jelly shoes….I wish you to stay far far away….except for those...

trend - deconstructed florals www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer | 13 February 2012

Care for a little trend spotting first thing on a Monday Morning?  I’m noticing (what I’ll call) ‘deconstructed florals’  all over the place. Here is...

Sun Block printed bottles via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer | 29 July 2011

I am not sure how I feel about being old enough to see fashions and fads truly recycle themselves.  I remember my grandmother and mother...

Wedding registry for garden makeover trend via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer | 18 May 2011

I have heard of many interesting and off beat ideas for gift giving to newly-wed couples, but a garden makeover has not, until now, been...

vintage printable succulent public domain via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer | 04 April 2011

Have you ever heard of term Jump the Shark? (wikipedia defines: something (usually a tv show) has broadened beyond television – indicating the moment in...

stacked loga nd zen pebble walls www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer | 16 March 2011

Do not get distracted by the beautiful console table.  Avert your eyes and focus on the wall behind it. Twisting something that may have become...

Dutch garden design ideas via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer | 09 March 2011

The Dutch have always seemed (to me) to be slightly shorted when it comes to giving nationalized gardening credit.  Brits (deservedly) are the ones that...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 09 March 2011

Last year when I decided to expanded my veg garden, (with the prodding of a good friend who is a UMass permaculture graduate) I used...

fresh ideas for florals via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer | 04 March 2011

As I sit here waiting for my web hosting provider to figure out what is going on with my site (I am inexplicably unable to...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 02 March 2011

Have your jumped on the vertical garden bandwagon?  No? Is it because it all seems a bit tricky? Maybe you (like me) worry that you...

trend? plantable furniture for the garden. www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer | 18 February 2011

Is this the coming garden trend?  Apparently it is (according to a recent Design*Sponge visit to the Stockholm furniture fair).  Plantable furniture that can grow...

honeysuckle mountian by caroline by creative commons via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer | 20 December 2010

Last week, Pantone named their 2011 color of the year.  Honeysuckle, they say, “lifts spirits and imparts confidence to meet life’s ongoing challenges”.  Personally, I...

google growing connection garden
Posted by rochelle greayer | 06 July 2010

It is a popular trend in Corporate America to build and offer company gardens. They are places where employees can spend coffee breaks with their...