Materials + Tools

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

Have you ever noticed how the wood in so many Scandinavian designed products is light and pretty?  Blonde wood and lime washes pervade and give...

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Are you considering adding a deck to your garden?  What deck materials or finish is right for you? What is right for your project? How do...

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coneflowers by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
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The staff at Uncanoonuc Mt. Perennials are so nice, they just smile sweetly even when they have no idea what you are yammering on about....

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I am desperately trying to finish off some projects that have been carrying on for too long.  One of which is the pergola over the...

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      Simple, sturdy, texturally beautiful and nature made, stumps are a great inspiration for a variety of garden ready products.  Stump Pouf  Cottonwood...

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coat hanger trellis www.pithandvigor.com
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How are things growing for you?  I've got a few things (new climbing hydrangea and new grape vine, I'm looking at you guys) that need...

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copper flishing slug control www.pithandvigor.com
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I got an early start on my garden this year but quickly have been a bit demoralized.  I planted radishes, beets, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, spinach, kale,...

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Between the X-Hose and the Flexi Sprayer, hand watering might just have moved into the world of modern day convenience.  If you have a big...

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Sneeboer makes tools that are on my personal short list of things worth spending a little more money for.   They have developed a new...

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A vote for Twool's new line of garden twine may not be a vote for a product you are going to see on your local...

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Straysparks modular trellis system, which allows you to make your own trellis configuration, has been nominated for the best the new product award a Chelsea...

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grass knot garden via www.pithandvigor.com
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Karen M’Closkey and Keith Vandersys of Peg OLA have been making interesting projects with the use of parametric software and laser cut weed fabric.   Patterns...

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I know this news might not be as exciting to you as it is to me....but nonetheless my excitement for this announcement borders (irrationally) on...

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I happened across this image on Flickr today  -  It struck me as so pretty.  As I figured out what I love about it, I...

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Are you getting ready for spring?  I took a walk around the garden today and was so pleased to see all the little nubs of...

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the magic gamala pot
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I don't know about you but I find composting hard.  It is a statement that is frustrating given that I count myself among the hardcore,...

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I'm always on the lookout for my next pair of gardening boots.  These caught my eye this morning....I particularly like the cranberry color.  It is...

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You know those funky little v-vase shaped wooden trellis' that come shoved in grow pots with climbers?  They do the job long enough to get...

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