Family Gardens

Amsterdam playhouse via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle | 14 August 2016

Do you have a favorite city? The place you would choose to live if you could choose to live anywhere? Mine is Amsterdam. I love...

Backyard biology - turning your garden into a lab for kids to learn everything from biology and math to marketing and economics www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle | 05 October 2015

As the editor of this newspaper, my job is mostly to bring ideas together, and as they flow in from around the garden world, I...

bluebird coloring sheet
Posted by rochelle greayer | 02 July 2013

Nine days ago we got side tracked on the way down the driveway. An afternoon of errand running got waylaid by a small bird hopping...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 13 April 2013

  I’m planning a heck of a party this summer and ground zero for the shindig will be my barn.  I’m lucky to have a...

how to build a stick fort www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer | 15 March 2013

Toys that leave something to the imagination are hard to come by.   Even harder are those that actually aim to encourage your kids to...

banging wall in the woods garden feature for kids vai www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer | 26 February 2013

For gardens with kids…. There is something so magical about this simple creation by an artistic mom for the enjoyment of her children.  It is...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 04 February 2013

I find the idea behind Jerry Sohn’s desert garden rooms unbelievably inspiring.   Wanting a place in the vast landscape of the Mojave Desert  (where he owns...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 02 January 2013

Hayden Regina – creator of the Hobbit Houses at Fernwood Botanical Gardens in Niles, Michigan – is joining us today to share how he created...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 07 November 2012

Mennen’s gravel garden has been evolving over the last couple of years.  It is full of recycled treasures and what once was a space largely...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 12 October 2012

The starter motor in my car was dead this morning, so I have to drive the truck.  Driving the truck makes everything feel different.  It is...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 14 June 2012

Have you noticed that zip lines are kinda popping up every where?  Indy 500, Super Bowl, parks, back yards (I have one), — I think...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 12 June 2012

Have you noticed the profusion of flash shopping sites that have popped up lately?   I’ve been keeping my eye on a bunch of them...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 11 June 2012

As I plan for our next big glamping adventure (next month!)  I am daydreaming about the possibilities to make our  home garden a little more glamping friendly....

Posted by rochelle greayer | 07 June 2012

We have promised some friends a wooded corner of our property to use in tree-house experiments.   We already have a tree-house in progress of...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 04 June 2012

It has taken me many many years to get to a place where I can write this post from personal experience.  When my husband and...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 22 May 2012

I have been pondering how to bring you the wealth of garden inspiration that I am finding here at Chelsea.   The gardens are, as usual, filled...

charley harpur image by rochell greayer www.pithandvigor.com raccoons
Posted by rochelle greayer | 11 May 2012

  My MIL and FIL arrive from CA tonight, so this mothers day weekend will be especially mother-ly.   I am particularly grateful for this...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 06 March 2012

I am, with great envy, eyeing the Smog Shoppe in LA.  I so wish that Boston had a similarly hip indoor-outdoor event space that married...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 05 March 2012

I love this quick project (using free pallets and a little stain!) that transformed an ugly industrial wall…. Inspired by this garden by Stacy K...

April Showers printable comic books
Posted by rochelle greayer | 28 February 2012

What kid wouldn’t love the idea of burying the book once it’s all read? And for that matter, as a mom, having one less toy...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 21 February 2012

It’s February vacation and my favorite thing about that fact, is that I work, and I really love trying to get everything I normally get...