Trees

A stand of birch trees by the Tate Modern gallery. by garryknight CC Flickr via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle | 16 May 2016

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

a view up a tree www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer | 13 April 2015

For many states, Arbor day is the last Friday of April, but there are plenty of places where the annual tree planting day has either...

cercis merlot www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rodney eason | 01 October 2014

“I am not drinking (expletive) Merlot!” – Miles from the movie Sideways This past weekend, a group of friends and I were running in a...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 28 May 2014

AUGUST UPDATE:  I can tell you a bit more – This has to do with the Launch of PITH + VIGOR.  Your  tree drawing (along...

halesia tree by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer | 07 May 2014

This time of year is such a treat.  It is so full of beautiful flowering trees and shrubs that it is hard to take it...

Posted by rodney eason | 16 April 2014

Instead of writing about a particular plant or plant group, this week I thought I would talk about one of my favorite horticultural pruning techniques....

Posted by rodney eason | 05 November 2013

This past Sunday, I had the honor to attend Maine’s TED conference, TEDxDirigo. In case you do not know, TED is a movement started in...

Posted by rodney eason | 23 October 2013

If you have ever been up close and personal with a katsura tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) then you already knew what I was going to talk...

picking sloes for sloe gin via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer | 22 October 2013

This is one of those crazy weeks and for some reason I feel compelled to pile it on.  Today I have an exciting lunch meeting...

Posted by rodney eason | 02 July 2013

This past weekend has been a blur. We had a symposium on trees at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens on Saturday and then a propagation workshop...

Posted by rodney eason | 14 May 2013

I am going to start out by admitting that I have never been impressed with serviceberry. The first serviceberry or shadblow (Amelanchier spp.) that I encountered...

Posted by rodney eason | 07 May 2013

First of all, last week was pretty awesome. The weather in Maine has been pretty good and then on Wednesday, we had our spring board...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 25 March 2013

I am highly influenced by the convergence of beautiful photography with fantastically different plants.  Such was the case when I stumbled across a post at Leila’s about some houseplants that...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 27 February 2013

Have you ever heard that bit about their being lots of Eskimo words for snow? True or not, it is a fact that we more commonly...

Posted by rodney eason | 26 February 2013

First of all, at least once per day, I make sure that I work with plants. I either look, touch, prune, read about, design with,...

Posted by rodney eason | 19 February 2013

This is the first year of school for our kids in New England. My wife grew up in Pennsylvania and I grew up in North...

Posted by rodney eason | 05 February 2013

January of 2013 was cold. As my first January in Maine, I was not prepared for the lack of light and just how frigid it...

Posted by rodney eason | 29 January 2013

Yes you read that correctly, Father Farges filbert. This is one of the most exciting trees that I have come across in the past half decade....

Posted by rochelle greayer | 03 December 2012

Catching a glimpse of this picture on Pinterest, I was immediately inspired to learn more about the building and artist who created it.  What a find to...

Posted by rodney eason | 20 November 2012

It is mid November in Maine and we are consistently getting frost at night but to date, only a dusting of snow (I do realize...

Posted by rodney eason | 06 November 2012

Remember that song, “Eye of the Tiger?” Oh, how we never grew tired of listening to it during the summers of our teen years, thinking...