Trends

renting goats - ruminant goat clearing services have grown
Posted by rochelle greayer |

Renting goats for land clearing is a wonderful idea (if you ask me).  It is all at once pastoral, economical, and green.  Neighbors love to...

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Jardin vertical de Patrick Blanc à la Défense image by Romuald Le Peru
Posted by rochelle greayer |

I knew of Patrick Blanc's work long before I knew of him.  The first time I experienced one of his gardens was sometime in 2007 when...

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

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

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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Posted by Rochelle |

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
Posted by Rochelle |

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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Posted by Rochelle |

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

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...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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

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

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...

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

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...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

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...

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

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...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

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...

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

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...

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