Gardens

Posted by Rochelle | 11 September 2016

Nestled in Lincoln, MA, one of Boston’s quietest most rural-feeling (though not actually rural) suburbs, the Decordova museum and sculpture park brings contemporary outdoor art to New England....

garden feng shui by potterybarn
Posted by Rochelle | 19 August 2016

Some interesting ideas here to help you plant something new in your garden.  Have you ever used Feng Shui to plan your living spaces? How...

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...

Garden Tour of La Colombe d'Or image by by Bernadette Marie via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle | 21 July 2016

It’s Wednesday and I find it hard to believe that just four days ago I was in Provence, France. I wish I was still there....

essential oil candels by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle | 10 June 2016

I discovered something wonderful recently. I have long been a lover of essential oils… the right scent can really energize me. I picked up on...

Floral Salon Credit for Garden Collage Pop up shop by Andreana Bitsis
Posted by Rochelle | 27 May 2016

Are you cooking anything this weekend? I am considering treating myself by using the first strawberries of the season in a special way. I got...

Olivia Mew art for hudson valley seed library packet via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle | 14 April 2016

Being a garden blogger has its perks…free plants and seeds.  Every year, the packets come in, some I purchased and some from suppliers who want...

sambucus black lace by lozwilkes via flickr cc www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle | 26 March 2016

Written by Katheen LaLiberte Sambucus ‘Black Lace’ (ornamental elderberry) by lozwilces via flickr CC 2.0.   Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ (Purple Smokebush) by peganum by CC...

withered crapapples january 4 2016 rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle | 05 January 2016

  How can it be January 5th already?  I’m unquestionably behind on everything… this is no way to start! I haven’t sorted out all the...

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...

recommended garden tools by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle | 20 November 2015

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...

tool reccomendations from rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle | 18 November 2015

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...

JARDiN DE SERICOURT BY Olivier Bacquet via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle | 12 November 2015

I spent most of yesterday sorting out a computer upgrade, a messed up router and hanging with my little people (who had a holiday from...

japanese garden - Black soil and hexagon garden by n-tree www.n-tree.jp via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle | 09 November 2015

I was struck by this garden when I first saw it.  I thought, “that will be nice once it is all planted up”. But then...

Making a suburban meadow and sedum/ succulent lawn with www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle | 04 November 2015

In the Autumn 2015 Issue of PITH + VIGOR we followed designer Claire Kettelkamp of Kettelkamp and Kettelkamp around a garden that she and her...

lidians Lylre by Linda Hoffman landscape art www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle | 10 October 2015

The hotels around here are all sold out, the apple orchard across the street has called an ‘all-hands’, every door is flanked by a big...

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...

Earthy wild white autumn container garden birch, moss, lemongrass, and heather (calluna) by rochelle greayer at www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle | 24 September 2015

When I conceived of this autumn planter series, I had a couple challenges in my mind.  I wanted to use as few mums as possible...

Retro green autumn planter for the fall garden. Featuring colues, hydranges and grasses. by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle | 22 September 2015

Here’s the thing about fall decorating – it’s all going to end up in the compost pile pretty quickly –  in about six weeks. So,...

cuphea, coleus, pine saplings and atremesia autumn container planting recipe - feathery fall fireworks from www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle | 21 September 2015

Texture features large in this loosely planted arrangement that I am dubbing ‘Feathery Fall Fireworks’.  Once again, I hope this inspires you beyond the typical container...

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...