When All Else Fails – Soil. Compost. Mulch.

When All Else Fails – Soil. Compost. Mulch.

I generally feel like I can’t do much of anything about of a whole host of things that concern me (Guns, Breixit, Trump, Global Warming…I’d rather not go on…).  But small…

Garden Style Plants – Using Double White Impatiens

Garden Style Plants – Using Double White Impatiens

Whole Foods and Trader Joes appear to have recently split a shipment of beautiful potted gardenias and they both had them for sale a couple of weeks ago.  Drunk with the…

Dad’s Day Plant Gift Ideas – From a Dad

Dad’s Day Plant Gift Ideas – From a Dad

My husband is not a gardener – but over the years I’ve learned that there are few things I can do entice a little interest. Mostly, they involve enormity. Huge fruits….

Shinrin-Yoku Forest Breathing

Shinrin-Yoku Forest Breathing

By: DR. ROXANNE DALEO Shinrin-Yoku. Translation: Shinrin – forest. Yoku – bathing, showering, taking in – with all of our senses. Shinrin-yoku – bathing mind and body in green space. I…

Giving Up On That Grass

Giving Up On That Grass

We’ve had two straight weeks of rain and constant drizzle and I still can’t get that grass to take root. Stick a fork in it – I’m done. That grass isn’t…

Succeeding with Ground Covers

Succeeding with Ground Covers

I remember the first time I heard the oft repeated gardener’s maxim, “First year they sleep, the second year they creep, and the third year they leap”.  It was told to…

Why Start a Seed Library?

Why Start a Seed Library?

Community seed sharing programs are appearing across the country in the form of seed libraries. Through these programs, members receive a small amount of seeds to grow and save, returning a share…

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…

Move-over Strawberries… I Need Room

Move-over Strawberries… I Need Room

The vegetable garden is getting a makeover this year. I am filled with spring energy and can’t wait to make a transformation! As I am making plans to rework the raised beds…

Using Black Plants – Seven Daring Pairings of Darkness & Light for Your Garden

Join @PITHANDVIGOR on Instagram

  • Gardens in old European cities are often made of justhellip
  • What is it? I am really not sure?? Seen ashellip
  • Plant shopping in the heat? Not always the best ideahellip
  • Look at the detail of these steps if you needhellip
  • Just discovered my friend Stacys book page! Worth a followhellip
  • I thought they were fake They were just so perfectlyhellip
  • Trying to name all the plants in this gorgeous plantinghellip
  • Only a few more days until I return home Soakinghellip
  • Its hot! Here in Bostonlast week in Paris Though Ihellip
  • The woodchuck mowed down my hollyhocks while I was awayhellip
  • Spent some time this afternoon getting creative with my camerahellip
  • Loving these vintage vibes from Provence Wishing I was stillhellip