Seed Libraries In The Northeast

Seed Libraries In The Northeast

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 me to try things out. I…

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas

Skipping around this morning, I came across this quote from Lady Bird Johnson and I fell in love with her, again.  Every time I read this quote, I feel I must…

The Strange Seduction of Black Plants

The Strange Seduction of Black Plants

Written by Katheen LaLiberte   Plants with black flowers and dark foliage are uncommon and defy our expectations of nature. It is their very difference that makes them so appealing, as…

It Was Bitter Cold in NYC

It Was Bitter Cold in NYC

I spent the weekend in New York City, a last-minute trip I planned on Friday after Kate, Anne-Marie and I finished up the last spreads for the Spring Issue.  I’ve been…

The January Garden from the POV of A New Camera

The January Garden from the POV of A New Camera

    But despite this somewhat demoralizing set of facts, I am undoubtedly in the freshest, most ready, frame of mind that I have been in quite a while.  Why?  I…

Thoughts for the New Year, and A 2016 Garden Design Trends Forecast (download)

Thoughts for the New Year, and A 2016 Garden Design Trends Forecast (download)

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 is PITH + VIGOR’s first Garden…

A Rake and A Pitchfork – Give Good Garden Tools II

A Rake and A Pitchfork – Give Good Garden Tools II

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 too. For years I have been…

Give Good Garden Tools

Give Good Garden Tools

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 friend put in some plants earlier…

A Rememberance Garden At Sericourt

A Rememberance Garden At Sericourt

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 school), so I didn’t get to…

Japanese Black Soil and Hexagon Garden – Seeing The Beauty of Dirt

Japanese Black Soil and Hexagon Garden – Seeing The Beauty of Dirt

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 I translated the description and realized…

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